museum and heritage studies

Smith, Czuhai present research from Randolph’s Natural History Collections at national conference

Cai Czuhai and Emily Smith examine fossils in the Natural History Collections lab at Randolph

Emily Smith, coordinator of Randolph’s natural history and archaeology collections, and Cai Czuhai ’20 recently presented research from the College’s Natural History Collections at the Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections annual conference in Chicago. Czuhai presented the poster, “Depicting Extinction and Evolution,” which detailed the process Czuhai used to create the life-sized... READ MORE >>

Classics alumna returns to campus to present on ‘Volcano Lovers and Paper Museums’

Rhiannon Knol with Immaginazione Militari, created by Marco Verrici in the late 16th century, offered in Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts Including Americana on December 5, 2017 at Christie’s in New York - photo courtesy of Christies

Rhiannon Knol ’11 will return to Randolph on Monday, March 25, to give the free, public presentation, “Volcano Lovers and Paper Museums: Reading the World of Objects in the Renaissance and Beyond.” The event will begin at 6 p.m. in Room 315 of Martin Science Building. She will also give a lecture for museum and... READ MORE >>

Archaeologist to lecture on ‘The Politics of Public Display’

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On Wednesday, November 7, Morag M. Kersel, an archaeologist and anthropology professor at DePaul University, will give the lecture, “The Politics of Public Display: Museums, Artifacts from the Holy Land, and the Public Trust.” The event is free and open to the public, and will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Room 537 of Leggett Building.... READ MORE >>

Leslie Hite ’20 serves as guide in Amherst County Ghost Walk

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Studio art major Leslie Hite ’20 was recently a tour guide for the Amherst County Museum and Historical Society’s Ghost Walks. In addition to being a fun volunteer experience, it also fulfilled a public education assignment for her Intro to Museum Studies class. Read more in the News & Advance.... READ MORE >>

Looking through the glass: Sara Primm ’20 relocates, digitizes the College’s archaeology collection

Art history professor Andrea Campbell and Sara Primm '20 look at glass samples from Randolph's archaeology collection

One of the things Sara Primm ’20 is learning from Summer Research is just how much work goes into relocating a historical collection. She and art history professor Andrea Campbell are relocating and digitizing the College’s archaeology collection. Glass fragments from ancient Rome and Carthage are one of the main items being sorted through currently.... READ MORE >>

Blending Art and Science: Campus exhibition utilizes Randolph’s Natural History Collection to honor botanical artist

During a special workshop, Randolph students paint specimens from the College’s Natural History Collection using materials similar to those Sydney Parkinson used in the 1700s.

Campus exhibition utilizes Randolph’s Natural History Collection to honor botanical artist... READ MORE >>

Carrying the Torch

(Left) Daniel Bennett-Blake '21 inches ahead of Bradley Strober '18 during Randolph's first-ever Panathenaic Torch Relay in September.

New major brings unique classes and experiences to students As he ran up the hill to the Maier Museum of Art at Randolph College, Cody Carpenter ’21 could hear the crowd shouting words of encouragement in Greek. With a torch in hand and the breeze blowing his toga behind him, he eased ahead of his... READ MORE >>

Randolph welcomes Class of 2021

New students move in

Randolph College welcomed 239 new students to campus Wednesday during the College’s annual move-in day. “It is always a pleasure to introduce yet another class of students to the Randolph family,” said President Bradley W. Bateman. “The Class of 2021 is a diverse, academically strong group that will bring an array of talents to our... READ MORE >>

Randolph introduces new museum and heritage studies major

Students conduct archaeological research on African artifacts.

Beginning in the fall, Randolph College students will be able to take advantage of the College’s newest major, museum and heritage studies. The new interdisciplinary program will introduce students to a rich variety of approaches for presenting and studying visual and material culture. The program is designed for a broad range of students in the... READ MORE >>

Life Changing Opportunity: Randolph students intern at the National Gallery, London

Seisha Scott ’16 and Elisabeth Price ’16

Seisha Scott ’16 and Elisabeth Price ’16 spent 8 weeks in London as part of Randolph College’s unique partnership with the National Gallery.... READ MORE >>