Johns Hopkins University Master of Arts in Museum Studies

Johns Hopkins University Master of Arts in Museum Studies The Johns Hopkins University Master of Arts in Museum Studies is an online degree program that focuses on 21st-century museum theory and practice.
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An onsite summer seminar and optional internships offer hands-on experience.

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A special thanks to Museum Studies alumna Hanako Wakatsuki for sharing this upcoming panel she helped organize with the ...
05/04/2021

A special thanks to Museum Studies alumna Hanako Wakatsuki for sharing this upcoming panel she helped organize with the National Park Service, HHS Office of Minority Health, and the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders on May 8th — Past & Present: Addressing Racism and Intolerance Against Asian Americans.

SAVE THE DATE 📅: On May 8 at 2:00 p.m. ET the HHS Office of Minority Health, the National Park Service and the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders will host a virtual panel to discuss their work that supports #AAPI communities by addressing racism and health inequities. Watch it live: https://youtu.be/AM0qvczgSQw.

Our alum Milena Acosta, Community Engagement Manager at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles, has a few words to sa...
05/03/2021
Do You Believe in Life After Dolls?

Our alum Milena Acosta, Community Engagement Manager at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles, has a few words to say about Sonny & Cher:

The Sonny & Cher Dolls

Museums can play an important role in promoting environmental sustainability - and you have a chance to hear more TODAY ...
04/21/2021

Museums can play an important role in promoting environmental sustainability - and you have a chance to hear more TODAY at noon Eastern in JHU's lightning talks. One of the speakers is Museum Studies adjunct faculty member Carlos Hernandez, whose photo you see here!

What role can museums play? The Green Museums Accord asks museums to commit, evaluate, implement, educate, and share information about sustainability. But as Carlos says, museums can model sustainability. We are trusted institutions, and as such, we have an opportunity to speak up and match our words with actions.

If you want to see Carlos' presentation, check it out on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vfRSbV_xz5s

Museums can play an important role in promoting environmental sustainability - and you have a chance to hear more TODAY at noon Eastern in JHU's lightning talks. One of the speakers is Museum Studies adjunct faculty member Carlos Hernandez, whose photo you see here!

What role can museums play? The Green Museums Accord asks museums to commit, evaluate, implement, educate, and share information about sustainability. But as Carlos says, museums can model sustainability. We are trusted institutions, and as such, we have an opportunity to speak up and match our words with actions.

If you want to see Carlos' presentation, check it out on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vfRSbV_xz5s

This Thursday, April 22, is Earth Day. So over on our Instagram account (@jhmuseumstudies) this week we're going to shar...
04/19/2021

This Thursday, April 22, is Earth Day. So over on our Instagram account (@jhmuseumstudies) this week we're going to share some images of how museums treat Earth Day and teach about the environment. If you have any photos of your own, please tag us and use hashtag #JHUmuse!

This Thursday, April 22, is Earth Day. So over on our Instagram account (@jhmuseumstudies) this week we're going to share some images of how museums treat Earth Day and teach about the environment. If you have any photos of your own, please tag us and use hashtag #JHUmuse!

JHU is planning two Earth Day events and Museum and Heritage Studies are on the leadership planning team. Please save th...
04/14/2021
Lightning Talks: Then & Now

JHU is planning two Earth Day events and Museum and Heritage Studies are on the leadership planning team. Please save the dates: April 21 at noon ET and April 22 at 2 pm ET. On April 21, we'll highlight Lightning Talks by AAP faculty, students, and alum and our very own Museum Studies faculty member, Carlos Hernández will be presenting. Please join us to celebrate saving the environment! April 21 registration: https://bit.ly/3d6ZDka

A Year of Earth Day in Review

Shout out to faculty member Joan Baldwin, who teaches our Leadership class with Anne Ackerson, for her always insightful...
04/12/2021
Covid, Crying and Thoughts on Hiring

Shout out to faculty member Joan Baldwin, who teaches our Leadership class with Anne Ackerson, for her always insightful and relevant blog posts on the Leadership Matters blog. Everyone should be following this blog! https://leadershipmatters1213.wordpress.com/2021/04/12/covid-crying-and-thoughts-on-hiring/

fiedler, CC BY-SA 3.0, This first part is mainly for women who read this blog. This week I spoke with a colleague who, despite the fact that we work on the same campus, I see infrequently. So when …

Hope to see you at AAM! JHU Museum Studies will be sponsoring the Emerging Museum Professionals Networking Event on June...
04/09/2021
Explore a new, immersive #AAM2021

Hope to see you at AAM! JHU Museum Studies will be sponsoring the Emerging Museum Professionals Networking Event on June 8 at 5:30 pm ET / 4:30 CT / 2:30 PT #AAM2021
https://mailchi.mp/aam-us/explore-a-new-immersive-aam2021

Picture yourself at #AAM2021, where you can access all the features of an in-person AAM Annual Meeting & MuseumExpo in a convenient, easy-to-navigate virtual experience. After entering the lobby, your exploration hub, you can easily navigate to all that #AAM2021 has to offer:

SUCCESS! Thanks to everyone who contributed to our Scholarship Fundraising campaign. We're thrilled to announce that we ...
03/10/2021

SUCCESS! Thanks to everyone who contributed to our Scholarship Fundraising campaign. We're thrilled to announce that we raised $3791! The tumblers have been shipped and the shirts should be on their way soon. A gigantic thank you to alumna Amee Patel for spearheading this campaign and making sure everything worked out perfectly!

JHU Museum Studies and Cultural Heritage Management are proud to be part of the coalition behind this wonderful series f...
03/08/2021
Transformation of the Urban Space: Raw Hope of Humanity Rising - Crowdcast

JHU Museum Studies and Cultural Heritage Management are proud to be part of the coalition behind this wonderful series from Third Space Network. On March 17 at 6 pm ET, we'll celebrate #InternationalWomensDay and salute women around the world who hold the line for social movements that make the world a better place. Wise women of all ages, races, and backgrounds have been at the forefront of social justice and taking center stage at protests, rallies, demonstrations, and gatherings on #BlackLivesMatter plaza and beyond!

Want to talk more about the role of women in transformation of the urban space? Join us in conversation on Wednesday, March 17 at 6PM Eastern. Save my spot: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/raw-hope-2021-panel2/

Register now for Third Space Network's event on Crowdcast, scheduled to go live on Wednesday March 17, 2021 at 6:00 pm EDT.

Congratulations to Julie Rockwell, recent alumna in Museum Studies & Digital Curation, who has been hired as Museum Assi...
03/01/2021
The Frost Entomological Museum (Department of Entomology)

Congratulations to Julie Rockwell, recent alumna in Museum Studies & Digital Curation, who has been hired as Museum Assistant position with the Penn State University Frost Entomological Museum on the University Park main campus.
She will be working on digitizing the museum’s collection of terrestrial parasites and supporting cataloging data for the National Science Foundation Terrestrial Parasite Tracker, as well as re-stabilizing fluid preservation for specimens. https://ento.psu.edu/about/facilities/frost

The museum houses the insect and related arthropod collections of The Pennsylvania State University and serves a valuable educational function by making insect biodiversity accessible to the general public through displays for the casual visitor and educational visits for school groups and other int...

MuseWeb, the largest museum technology conference in North America, is pleased to invite allcurrently enrolled students ...
02/28/2021
Registration – MW21 | Online

MuseWeb, the largest museum technology conference in North America, is pleased to invite all
currently enrolled students and researchers to our 25th annual conference to be held online April 5-
7th, 16th, 23rd, and 30th at the new student membership rate of $150.00 if you register before
March 18th.
Some of MW’s most popular sessions invite participants to engage directly with their peers and
colleagues to address the topics that matter most to them. The traditional Birds of a Feather
conversations, our lively Crit Rooms, and a newly formatted Inclusive Design: Museum Practice are
open to all members, and we encourage you to sign up now to guarantee a slot in these timely,
interactive sessions. Register for annual membership program to attend online conference here:
https://mw21.museweb.net/registration/

Please complete the order form selecting all the options you wish to order. Once the form is complete, you will be able to check out, generate an order summary you can print with instructions on how to pay by US$ check or money order, or pay by credit card or PayPal online.

Congratulations to alumnus Michael Stellfox, who has been hired as Partner Manager, responsible for contracting out over...
02/27/2021
Product Configurator and Product Visualization | Threekit

Congratulations to alumnus Michael Stellfox, who has been hired as Partner Manager, responsible for contracting out overflow work and creating partnerships to develop software for Threekit, a product visualization company. https://www.threekit.com/

Threekit's product configurator enables you to visualize products in photorealistic 2D, 3D and augmented reality, all from a single platform.

Follow/like/comment on the action over on Instagram @jhmuseumstudies for a recap of American Alliance of Museums #Museum...
02/26/2021

Follow/like/comment on the action over on Instagram @jhmuseumstudies for a recap of American Alliance of Museums
#MuseumsAdvocacy2021 people, activities, and infographics, from museums overcoming COVID challenges to museums leading the next Renaissance! Posts by faculty member Deborah Ziska.

02/17/2021

We're thinking of everyone in our far-flung community who is experiencing power outages and severe weather. Stay safe, stay warm!

JHU Museum and Heritage Studies are part of the coalition sponsoring this online public dialogue on The Social Impact of...
02/08/2021

JHU Museum and Heritage Studies are part of the coalition sponsoring this online public dialogue on The Social Impact of Mural Art on 2/17. at 6 pm ET. Please join us! Save your Spot here: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/raw-hope-2021-panel1

Artists throughout time have challenged the status quo through the #rawhope of public mural art, leading to @blmplaza. Nancee Lyons is a fierce proponent of the cause at @muralsdc public mural program, supporting the DC creative community of socially-engaged artistic mediators. Join Nancee + Sophia Dawson + @levirobinsonart, moderated by @randallpacker https://www.crowdcast.io/e/raw-hope-2021-panel1 @museumhue @AmericanUniversityMuseum @McLeanProjectfortheArts @VisArtsCenter @thirdspacenet @internationalvisions @phillipscollection @chaccdc @jhumuseumstudies @JHU.Cultural.Heritage.Management

From the Ground Up: Building the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture Feb. 121:00 PM - 2:00...
02/02/2021

From the Ground Up: Building the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture Feb. 12
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM ET

REGISTER HERE: https://www.eventkeeper.com/code/ekform.cfm?curOrg=EASTHAM&curID=486809
Join us for an hour-long presentation by Laura Coyle, Ph.D. about the building of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture! As the Head of Cataloging and Digitization at the museum, Laura also explores her particular role in the building the digital foundation of the museum

We are proud to announce our participation as part of the #RawHope coalition – composed of #DC #DMV #arts orgs and #muse...
02/01/2021

We are proud to announce our participation as part of the #RawHope coalition – composed of #DC #DMV #arts orgs and #museums at the forefront of the local creative economy. We were formed by @thirdspacenet for action and social change. Tune in for 1st panel on, ‘The Social Impact of Mural Art’ 2/17, 6:00pm ET. Mural art in public spaces is an expression of social and political resistance! With speakers: @iamwetpaint, @murals_dc, @levirobinsonart. Supported by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities Register - Free: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/raw-hope-2021-panel1/ (image: Sophia Dawson @iamwetpaint

01/29/2021

Congratulations to our Fall 2020 graduates! We're so proud of you! Shannon Armishaw; Jonathan Beckwith; Jessica Beebe; Randi Boord; Charlie Bryan; Emily Byrd, Tatiana C. Castro; Tyler Douse; Lois Epstein; Debra Errington; Miryam Gordon; Danielle Griffin; Heather Kissinger; Kelly Knowles; Amy Lee (dual with Nonprofit Management); Brenda Mandt; Anna Martin; Taylor McKeown; Claire Nelson; Clint Osman; Whitney Pippin; Megan Plaumann; Erica Roberts (dual with Digital Curation); David Robeson; Julie Rockwell (dual with Digital Curation); Curtis Rogers; Joelle Rosso; Jason Stonesifer; Jennifer Tanglao; Elizabeth Thompson; Gabrielle Van Amburg; Katherine Vecchi; Alexis Walker; Bathsheba Williams 🎉

01/25/2021

Happy first day of the SP21 semester! Welcome to all--and especially to our new students and faculty. We're glad you've joined us!

Join us this week on our @jhmuseumstudies Insta channel for a virtual visit to Washington, DC! During our (almost) annua...
01/18/2021

Join us this week on our @jhmuseumstudies Insta channel for a virtual visit to Washington, DC! During our (almost) annual on-site DC seminars, students from across the US and overseas spend two weeks exploring the city and its museums and heritage sites with @jhmuseumstudies faculty and #museumprofessionals. Since we can't be there in person, we're posting #latergrams from across our community showcasing some of what we love to do and see in #DC.

#jhucurates #jhuaap #smithsonian #uscapitol #washingtonmonument #nationalmall #whitehouse

Photos from @themuseumguy, @sab_svp, @aquinsta, @indianasisto

Start 2021 with some school swag!The wonderful alums of JHU Museum Studies have once again organized a fundraising drive...
01/04/2021
Support JHU MA Museum Studies Shirts and more for scholarship for scholarship for MA Museum Studies

Start 2021 with some school swag!

The wonderful alums of JHU Museum Studies have once again organized a fundraising drive to help make the onsite seminar program requirement more affordable for current and future students in the program. We've got JHU Museum Studies t-
shirts, sweatshirts, hoodies, and mugs! All funds raised from the sales will go directly to JHU MA Museum Studies Alumni Scholarship.

Special thanks to alumna Amee Patel (class of 2011) for her work on creating and facilitating this campaign.

Sale ends January 6, 2021!

https://bit.ly/3of0S3P

The JHU Museum Studies Alumni have organized a fund to help make the on-site seminar program requirement more affordable for current and future students in the program. Please consider contributing today. Please help contribute towards the scholarship. Your contributions will help towards the semina...

Congratulations to our alum W. Ryan Dodge, newly appointed Chief Digital Officer at Ingenium--the umbrella organization ...
01/04/2021
About Ingenium

Congratulations to our alum W. Ryan Dodge, newly appointed Chief Digital Officer at Ingenium--the umbrella organization that manages the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum, Canada Aviation and Space Museum and the Canada Science and Technology Museum. Well done Ryan! We can't wait to visit!

https://ingeniumcanada.org/about-ingenium

Ingenium represents a collaborative space where the past meets the future in a celebration of creativity, discovery, and human ingenuity

12/31/2020

Happy New Year to our JHU Museum Studies community, colleagues, and friends! Wishing everyone a happy, healthy, and safe new year; thriving museums and museum workers; and resilience, equity, and empathy top priorities. Looking forward to 2021!

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April 6 (Tuesday) 10:00 AM (EDT) Event: The National Museum of Afghanistan-Retrieving the Past, Securing the Future. Speakers include: • Deborah Klimburg-Salter, Professor of Art History, University of Vienna, Austria/ Assoc. Dept. of South Asian Studies, Harvard University; • Philippe Delanghe, Head of Cultural Unit, UNESCO, Kabul, Afghanistan; and • Mohammad Fahim Rahimi, Director of the National Museum of Afghanistan, Kabul Details and FREE registration at http://ow.ly/jITQ50EgNqW
Job Alert! The place has had a rough go of it and needs good leadership. I'd be happy to answer questions about the place, but I no longer work there.
Executive Director: Lancaster Medical Heritage Museum https://lancastermedicalheritagemuseum.org/ We are a growing medical history museum located in Lancaster, PA. The Museum: Established in 1982, the mission of the Lancaster Medical Heritage Museum is to preserve and make accessible the rich medical heritage of Lancaster County. In March of 2021, the museum will move to a new, larger, and more centralized facility in Lancaster, to begin the next chapter of its almost 50-year history. The Position: We are looking for an executive director (preferably full time and available to start immediately). The pay range we are offering is between $35,000 and $42,000, dependent on experience. Benefits include paid vacation, starting at two weeks. While this position is the only paid staff position, the director will work closely with an engaged board and dedicated committee members. Required Qualifications: • Job appropriate education or experience is required. A Bachelor’s degree is desirable. • Strong in-person and online communication skills are needed to effectively coordinate volunteers and interns, schedule meetings for the museum’s board and committees, and handle all outreach and inquiries. • Efficient writing, proofreading, and editing skills are required to publish and distribute all museum correspondence, newsletters, and publications. • Competence in various computer programs and applications including cataloging software (esp. PastPerfect5), QuickBooks, and social media platforms, or the ability to quickly learn such systems. Preferred Qualifications: • Ability to provide leadership, vision, direction, and experience developing and implementing strategic plans. • Demonstrated knowledge of non-profits or similar organizations, as well as a history of involvement in relevant professional organizations. • Experience in fundraising, grant writing and audience development. • Ability to develop, manage, and grow an annual operating budget. Responsibilities: • Direct museum operations, including development, education and public programming, finance, external communications, and staffing. • Lead and participate in all fundraising and development activities, including grant writing, developing relationships with foundations, corporations, and individual donors, and coordinating the Museum’s annual Extraordinary Give event. • Work closely with the chair of the Collection committee to process all artifacts and donations, from handling the deed-of-gifts and paperwork through cataloging items within the Museum’s database through PastPerfect5. • Coordinate tour groups and visitors, as well as serving as docent and coordinator for volunteers, interns, and consultants. • Point person for all correspondence and publications including overseeing and editing all internship projects, managing the museum’s website and social media channels, and the writing, editing and distribution of the museum’s quarterly newsletters and other announcements. The Location: Lancaster Medical Heritage Museum is based in Lancaster, PA. Lancaster is home to many historical and cultural organizations, with great walkability to local art venues and restaurants. Lancaster is also within a few hours of Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington D.C., and New York City. To apply, please send a letter and C.V. to: Barton L Halpern, MD, FACS President, Lancaster Medical Heritage Museum [email protected]
Hi everyone! Does anyone have a syllabus for 460.635 Curatorship: Principles and Practices that they can share? Thanks!
At the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience, our regional meetings usually take place in person--but the good news is that this year, our regional meetings are virtual with many parts open to all. First up is the Middle East and. North Africa regional meeting, October 19-21, focusing on virtual tools focusing on building cultures of human rights. Free, and an amazing chance for both students and faculty to hear from Sites of Conscience from around the world: the War Childhood Museum in Bosnia, Act for the Disappeared in Lebanon, Hopelantern in Rwanda and Gulag.cz from the Czech Republic, along with keynote speaker Zeynep Tufekci, Ph.D., Author of Twitter and Tear Gas: The Power and Fragility of Networked Protest. It's free--more information and registration here. Simultaneous translation will be available in English, Arabic, French and Spanish.
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Hello Hivemind. I am looking into a pretty good position, but they want to see how I do Instragam captions. As it happens, I am essentially a caveman and have no idea what to with caption and hashtags. Does anyone have any links to examples I can study from?
A friend and I are starting a FB group to document what is going on around our country and preserve local history. Does anyone know if their museum or other local institutions are currently collecting objects about covid-19 and the international protests or will be in the coming months? Edit: We want to make a resource for people on the front lines of major events to connect with museums and share their art or journals, and objects that are coming out of these events.
Hello everyone!! I just graduated from the digital curation program last month (YAY!). I'm on the board for the Society of Florida Archivists Journal and we are looking for people to submit articles or book reviews, tool reviews, etc. You don't have to live in FL to submit. I'm providing the link below, you can always send me a message as well if you are interested. Thanks, hope everyone's studies are going well, and stay safe and healthy!!
Congratulations to the Class of 2020. Well done y'all!
Hello! I'm considering applying for this program to further my career. I was hoping to speak with a few current students or graduates about the program and it's outcomes! Thank you so much!
Our team at Luci Creative put together this fun list of at-home exhibit design activities for kids. We're hoping to inspire the next generation of exhibit designers and museum professionals. Enjoy!