museum and heritage studies

2021 Thayer Lecture to focus on the value of historic preservation

Thompson M. Mayes, the chief legal officer and general counsel for the National Trust for Historic Preservation, will give Randolph College’s 2021 Philip Thayer Memorial Lecture.... READ MORE >>

A story-driven approach: Emilie Bryant ’22 connects communities through museum work

Emilie Bryant '21

Emilie Bryant ’22 recently created interpretive materials for the Maier Museum of Art at Randolph College exhibition “Beyond the Sound: In Memory of Sandra Whitehead” last spring. She’s continued her museum work with two internships this summer.... READ MORE >>

Aisha Downs ’23 studying silversmithing through Colonial Williamsburg internship

Downs, a museum and heritage studies major, is interning with the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation’s Historic Trades Department, which pays homage to craftsmen.... READ MORE >>

Internship with children’s museum prepares Randolph student for the future

Hayley Eubank ’22 is working as a museum education intern at Amazement Square. ... READ MORE >>

Museum and Heritage Studies seniors produce online exhibition

The first seniors to graduate with Randolph’s museum and heritage studies major revealed their final exhibition, “History and Heritage: Discovering the African American Experience at Lesesne Plantation”.... READ MORE >>

Historic Connections: New Ancient Collections Room creates opportunities for students

Ancient Collections Room

In class recently, Susan Stevens and her students were using the new Ancient Collections Room to discuss the ancient Roman coins the students were researching for an exhibition for the library. A student glanced over at one of the nearby cabinets and asked about the contents. “This was a perfect opportunity to pull out other... READ MORE >>

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 >>