News & Announcements Archive

Exhibition Invites Visitors to Interact With Objects in the Name of Science

Exhibition Invites Visitors to Interact With Objects in the Name of Science

The Program in Museums and Society, Department of Neuroscience, and Sheridan Libraries at the Johns Hopkins University announce the opening of Please Touch: An Interactive Study on the Neurological Mechanisms of Tactile Aesthetics in the quad-level lobby of the Milton S. Eisenhower Library on the Homewood campus. Curated by Hannah Weinberg-Wolf, this exhibition introduces visitors to the neuroaesthetics of touch and aims to gather useful data from participants. Click to read the article.

Privy to History

Privy to History

The Homewood Museum offers an object lesson in history. Read the article in Johns Hopkins Magazine.

Museums and Society Student Wins DURA Award

Hannah Weinberg-Wolf, class of 2013, received the Dean’s Undergraduate Research Award for her project “Please Touch: An Interactive Study on the Neurological Mechanisms of Tactile Aesthetics.” The project will take the form of an exhibit opening Spring 2013 in the new Gallery Q of the Eisenhower Library. Hannah is working with the Hsiao lab at […]

Undergrads Curate Exhibit About Post-war Jewish Life in Baltimore

Undergrads Curate Exhibit About Post-war Jewish Life in Baltimore

In Spring 2012, staff from the Jewish Museum of Maryland taught a course at Johns Hopkins that involved students in the creation of the exhibit. Read the article in Arts & Sciences Magazine.

The Road From Classroom to Career

Courtney Harris ’11 pores over historical sources and databases, tracks down experts in the work of particular artists, and tries to authenticate the claims of families who come to her employer, the Commission for Looted Art in Europe. Read the story in Arts & Sciences Magazine.

On Display: Finding Museums in Unlikely Places

On Display: Finding Museums in Unlikely Places

Check out the cover feature in Arts & Sciences Magazine, all about museums and academia.

Museums and Academia

What compels us to collect? What objects do institutions value and what do their collections say about them (and us)? If you could create your own exhibition or museum, what would it be? These are no small questions, yet they are considered daily by students and teachers in the courses offered in the Program in […]

Mellon-Funded Staging Suburbia Course Goes on Field Trip

On Tuesday, February 14, students in the Staging Suburbia course, the product of a Mellon-funded collaboration with the Jewish Museum, visited the neighborhoods about which they will be creating an exhibit for Fall 2012: Baltimore’s post-war Jewish suburbs. The museum staff teaching the course did not forget to include a stopover at Miller’s delicatessen, to […]

M&S Student Founds Museum Buddies Program

M&S Student Founds Museum Buddies Program

Four boys run across the lawn, sticks in hand, wooden hoops rolling in front of them. Several children crouch down to shoot marbles, while others try their hand at lawn bowling. It’s a scene that could have taken place in Charles Carroll Jr.’s time, but instead it is early autumn 2011, and the children are […]

Museums and Society Program to Grow with Mellon Grant

A grant of $484,000 from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation will allow the Program in Museums and Society at The Johns Hopkins University to expand both its course offerings and its staff. With support from the grant, four new courses taught by curators at three Baltimore museums will be added to the roster of the […]