museum and heritage studies

Students participate in basket weaving workshop with Monacan Indian Nation Elder

The College’s 111th Annual Exhibition—”Survivance: Contemporary Native Art,” which closes next week—acted as a backdrop for their workshop.... READ MORE >>

Students contribute to exhibition for Introduction to Museum Studies course

“Our Animal Nature” is currently on display in Lipscomb Library. ... READ MORE >>

UVa professor to discuss archaeological looting in lecture

Fiona Greenland, who works at the intersection of cultural sociology, comparative and historical sociology, and archaeology, will speak at Randolph College on Wednesday, March 1.... READ MORE >>

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 >>