News & Events Archive


M&S Announces Call for Papers

M&S is planning a panel addressing the role museums have played in the formation of academic disciplines for submission to The Making of the Humanities conference to be held at JHU Oct. 5-7, 2016.  Submissions are due April 1.


February 2: Stephen Bury Lecture

“Gaining/Losing Control: The Artist and the Book Format” with Stephen Bury Early 20th-century avant-garde artists experimenting with the artist book and livre d’artiste sought to assert their control of the final appearance of the book. But in the 1960s, re-envisioning the book as a democratic multiple, conceptual artists began to surrender that control to the […]


January 29: Museums Now Panel Discussion

Why create a museum today? What are museums good for, now? Where are museums going? Join us for a panel discussion with the founders of the Morbid Anatomy Museum in Brooklyn, “M” Museum in New York, the Contemporary in Baltimore, and the American Writers Museum in Chicago. Friday, January 29, 2016 Gilman 50 2:00pm-4:00pm [Presented […]


Exploring the Museum: All About Things

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Join us for the Opening Reception of Exploring the Museum: All About Things on December 10 from 6-8 p.m. at the Evergreen Museum & Library.


Characterizing a Recreation of Ancient Attic Red-Figure Ceramics

Congratulations to Travis Schmauss, Evan Krumheuer and Streit Cunningham on their poster, "Characterizing a Recreation of Ancient Attic Red-Figure Ceramics." Their analytical work for Dr. Patricia McGuiggan's "Materials Characterization" class not only shows their research prowess, but also moves along the bigger project begun in Spring 2015.


Archaeology Magazine: “Experiential Archaeology Class Recreates Ancient Ceramics”

Featured, on October 7, 2015, on the homepage of Archaeology Magazine, the Museums and Society’s Spring 2015 course makes headlines once again! In Spring 2015, Sanchita Balachandran, the Archaeological Museum’s Curator/Conservator, taught an interactive, hands on course titled Recreating Ancient Greek Ceramics (AS.389.335). In collaboration with expert ceramics artists, including Matthew Hyleck and Cami Ascher at […]


October 20: Haidy Geismar Lecture

Dr. Haidy Geismar explores some of the tensions that digital processing introduces to our understanding of photography by focusing on several attempts to create various kinds of digital images of a beautiful Māori cloak from New Zealand in the UCL Ethnography Collections. Tuesday, October 20, 2015 6:15 p.m. 308 Gilman Hall Dr. Haidy Geismar Department of […]


The “Mysteries of the Kylix” film is available for viewing!

Through generous funding from the Program in Museums and Society at Johns Hopkins and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, this entire project has been documented in a short film. The film is directed by Bernadette Wegenstein, produced by Wegenstein, Sanchita Balachandran, and Elizabeth Rodini with cinematography by Allen Moore, editing by Maxwell Anderson, and sound […]


Friday, Sept. 25: “Mysteries of the Kylix: Recreating Ancient Greek Ceramics” Film Premiere

Last semester, students in Sanchita Balachandran's course Recreating Ancient Greek Ceramics embarked on a quest to understand the mastery of ancient Athenian potters and painters. The entire project was documented as a short film, which will premiere Friday, September 25, 2015, at 12:15 p.m., in Gilman 50. Please join us to celebrate the work of the students and the ancients who inspired them! Click to learn more.


Book Arts Baltimore Launches

We are pleased to announce the launch of Book Arts Baltimore (BAB), an informal partnership among several Baltimore-area institutions supporting a common goal: celebrating artists’ books and book arts in 2015-2017. Through exhibitions, courses, and programs, BAB will foster connections between local universities, museums, libraries, and the wider public.  Courses and activities are already underway. Join […]