JHU Program in Museums and Society

JHU Program in Museums and Society A place to meet other students interested in museum studies, find out about the undergraduate program, and search internship opportunities.

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10/11/2018
Thurs. Nov. 16th - BLC Room 4040 @ 5:30pm"Digital Approaches to Museum Collections & Historic Sites: From 3D Scanning to...
11/09/2017

Thurs. Nov. 16th - BLC Room 4040 @ 5:30pm
"Digital Approaches to Museum Collections & Historic Sites: From 3D Scanning to Modeling" with Direct Dimension Inc. who will showcase some of the recent work.

Hope to see you there!

Tonight -- Maryland 110 @ 5pm"Gods and Roller Coasters" is a talk by Crispin Paine about religion in theme parks around ...
09/21/2017

Tonight -- Maryland 110 @ 5pm
"Gods and Roller Coasters" is a talk by Crispin Paine about religion in theme parks around the world.

Hope to see you there!

Thanks to everyone who came out to our GLAM Careers for Every Major
02/08/2017

Thanks to everyone who came out to our GLAM Careers for Every Major

JHU
10/31/2013

JHU

Jews on the Move Exhibit in Hodson Hall - students in M&S program & Jewish Museum of Maryland

Join us this Sunday, December 9, for a finals study break with (kosher) donuts and a free screening of the film 'Diner.'...
12/04/2012

Join us this Sunday, December 9, for a finals study break with (kosher) donuts and a free screening of the film 'Diner.' Donuts will be served at 7:00 and the movie begins at 7:30 -- we hope to see you there!

Registration begins tomorrow!
12/03/2012

Registration begins tomorrow!

Looking for a great class to take this intersession? Discover the art of Monet, Cézanne, van Gogh, and Matisse as well as the evolution of collecting and display practices in Paris and Baltimore at the turn of the century in "Impressionism: Cone Collection." More information can be found here: http://intersession.jhu.edu/icourses/courses/acad_courses.asp?de=28

Looking for a great class to take this intersession? Discover the art of Monet, Cézanne, van Gogh, and Matisse as well a...
11/27/2012

Looking for a great class to take this intersession? Discover the art of Monet, Cézanne, van Gogh, and Matisse as well as the evolution of collecting and display practices in Paris and Baltimore at the turn of the century in "Impressionism: Cone Collection." More information can be found here: http://intersession.jhu.edu/icourses/courses/acad_courses.asp?de=28

Untitled Album
09/21/2012

Untitled Album

Memories of M&S
09/21/2012

Memories of M&S

JHU Program in Museums and Society's cover photo
09/21/2012

JHU Program in Museums and Society's cover photo

04/07/2012
Museums and Gardens Tour APRIL 20

Museums and Gardens Tour APRIL 20

We invite you to join us on Friday April 20th for a tour of two outstanding museums and gardens in Washington D.C. - Hillwood Estate and Gardens and Glenstone Foundation. Transportation is provided - bus leaves in front of Mason Hall at noon, returning around 7pm. SPACE IS LIMITED - RSVP by April 13 to [email protected]....

03/15/2012
Representing History: Panel Discussion APRIL 2nd, 5 PM, Krieger 304

Representing History: Panel Discussion APRIL 2nd, 5 PM, Krieger 304

On April 2nd, Museums and Society will host a panel discussion on museums, exhibits and the representation of history. Speakers include: Avi Decter, Director of the Jewish Museum of Maryland, Kym Rice, Director of Museum Studies at George Washington University, and Ken Yellis, Principal at Project Development Systems.

02/29/2012
LECTURE Tuesday, March 6, 6pm Gilman 50: The Challenge of Building a National Museum

LECTURE Tuesday, March 6, 6pm Gilman 50: The Challenge of Building a National Museum

When Lonnie Bunch was put in charge of the National Museum of African-American History and Culture in 2003, the museum had neither a building nor a collection, but it did have a mission, to tell a nation's story through the many voices of the African-American community.  Come hear about these challenges and more....

02/15/2012
Mellon-Funded Staging Suburbia Course Goes on Field Trip

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 allow some time for intensive discussion on topics from suburbia and the shaping of community identity...

01/30/2012
Seventh Annual Student-Curated Show at Homewood

Seventh Annual Student-Curated Show at Homewood

Federal Foodies: From Farm to Table in Early Baltimore opens this week at Homewood Museum (February 3-April 29, 2012). The exhibit explores issues from farming and gardening practices to how foods were preserved, prepared and presented in the nineteenth-century, and showcases cookbooks, implements, and images, among other artefacts from the period....

01/25/2012
Hall Fellowship

Hall Fellowship

Call for Applications for the Robert and Nancy Hall Fellowship Program to work at the Walters Art Museum. Deadline is March 1, 2012. For information on how to apply, please contact [email protected].

12/19/2011
Student Stories

Student Stories

A guest post by M&S minor Lydia Alcock '12: "Whenever I tell people I’m studying psychology and museums their response is usually, what are you going to do with that? At first, back in freshman year, I wasn’t so sure. As I continued taking classes in the Museums and Society department and learned more about the museum world, I realized there was a niche for me where I could combine psych...

12/16/2011
Holiday Challenge

Holiday Challenge

In a recent blog post Scottish writer Allan Massie suggests it may not really matter whether artworks (read also: artifacts, historic documents and other significant material culture) leave their originating contexts because digital media can make these accessible to everyone, forever and from anywhere. The Brontë Society in Yorkshire may dispute Massie's notion, having just lost the "most significant manuscript by Charlotte Brontë to be discovered for decades" to the Musée...

12/07/2011
Study Break

Study Break

Take a break and go check out an Ever Green Evening! Thursday (Dec 8) 6-8pm. Inspired by book collections in Baltimore, JHU students from the Fall 2011 course the Artist in the Museum have made artists' books that explore everything from illuminated manuscripts to zombies. They look great! Congratulations to the artists.

11/30/2011
Student Projects Online for Print by Print at BMA

Student Projects Online for Print by Print at BMA

M&S students produced 4 multimedia features for the BMA show Print by Print: The Apocalypses of Dürer and Redon (link); The Prints of Hogarth and Raftery: A Comparison (link); Contemporary Printmaking (link); and Printmaking Techniques (link)

11/30/2011
Print by Print

Print by Print

Print by Print exhibit at the BMA featured this morning on WYPR. Students from Mellon-funded M&S Spring 2011 course "Paper Museums: Exhibiting Prints at the Baltimore Museum of Art" worked with curator Rena Hoisington to research the objects, select the prints and themes, and prepare exhibit materials.

An opportunity through one of our alumns:The Office of External Affairs at the Smithsonian National Postal Museum is see...
11/10/2011
National Postal Museum

An opportunity through one of our alumns:

The Office of External Affairs at the Smithsonian National Postal Museum is seeking a part-time intern for spring 2012. The ideal candidate has superior writing and research skills and an interest in development.

Duties include donor research, briefing-memos on prospective donors, proposal writing for major gifts, and drafting letters of correspondence on behalf of the museum Director and Development Officer, as well as some administrative support. Efforts will be focused on fundraising for a major expansion, the William H. Gross Gallery, set to open in early 2013, which will more than triple the amount of philatelic gallery space at the museum.

We are particularly interested in students graduating in June 2012 who are interested in pursuing a career in the non-profit sector, development, or communications. While the position is unpaid, the intern may pursue academic credit.

Interested candidates may contact Beth Simmonds at [email protected] or 202.633.5507 for more information on applying. For more information about the National Postal Museum, please visit us at http://postalmuseum.si.edu.

11/03/2011
Museum Diplomacy

Museum Diplomacy

Museums collect and display objects from all over the world, including places whose political significance changes according to current events. Behind the scenes, organizing an exhibit that may have international implications engages the museum in a more or less overt form of diplomacy. The Director of the Louvre Museum characterizes its mission as "increasingly a major player on the cultural diplomacy front" explaining that "naturally this international outreach finds expression in...

10/31/2011

Volunteer at Homewood rescheduled for November 15. Contact Lydia Alcock for more details - [email protected]

10/26/2011
Spring Courses

Spring Courses

Spring courses are now online http://krieger.jhu.edu/museums/courses/. Our second Mellon-funded practicum course "Staging Suburbia with the Jewish Museum of Maryland" invites you to work as a public historian alongside curators and staff of the Jewish Museum, researching primary documents and artifacts to develop an exhibit about Baltimore's Jewish suburbs. The show you create will travel throughout Baltimore....

10/19/2011

Calling all Volunteers!! Lydia Alcock is looking for students to help her welcome a gaggle of fourth graders at the Homewood Museum on November 3. Contact Lydia at [email protected] for more information.

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Baltimore, MD
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The Program in Museums and Society is concerned with the institutions that shape knowledge and understanding through the collection, preservation, interpretation, and presentation of objects and historical sites. Through classroom teaching, research, and real encounters with museums, the Program promotes the study of material culture and its place in a wide range of scholarly disciplines. In addition to curricular and scholarly activities within the University, the Program promotes meaningful connections with local and regional museums. Find our list of summer and semester-long internships at http://sites.google.com/site/jhumuseums/

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