museum and heritage studies

Developed and Disturbed: Three students curate their own exhibition for museum and heritage studies course

(From left) Sara Primm, Elisabeth Ayars, and Jordon Kirkpatrick

Tasked with co-curating an exhibition on American landscape art for her Curatorial Seminar course, Elisabeth Ayars ’19 perused Randolph’s art collection for inspiration. Initially, she was searching for works that were similar and cohesive. But it was the differences between the works that really stood out. “They were all made with different mediums, and they... READ MORE >>

Talents on display: Brianne Roth ’13 facilitates self-assessments of museum operations across the nation

Brianne Roth

Ever since her first museum internship with the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation in Williamsburg, Virginia, Brianne Roth ’13 knew she wanted to pursue a career in museums. Her dream has since become a reality, and she is now one of two museum assessment program officers for the American Alliance of Museums in Washington, D.C.  “I believe that... READ MORE >>

Randolph to host open house for new home of Ancient Collections on campus

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

In conjunction with International Archaeology Day, Randolph’s museum and heritage studies program will celebrate the installation of its Ancient Collections in Room 416 of the Harold G. Leggett Building tomorrow, October 17. The open house will be held from 5-7 p.m. and is free and open to the campus community as well as the public.... READ MORE >>

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 >>