Museum Chat

By
Jennifer Torres
Jennifer Torres is the Collections Technician of the Johns Hopkins Archaeological Museum. Her primary duties include the rehousing and photography of the museum’s collection. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Florida, where she received her B.A. in Anthropology and Classical Studies in 2013. In 2015, she received her M.A. in Museum Studies with a concentration in Collections Management from the George Washington University.

The day before Halloween, my colleague Kate and I gave a lecture in the museum about the challenges of caring for a 133 year old collection. I talked about the rehousing of objects, while Kate talked about the work she does as a registrar. Attendees at the lecture were able to view objects that Kate and I have been working on. Here are some photos from the event! Thanks to everyone who came out! And thanks to Marlin Lum of Cultural Heritage Imaging for the fantastic photographs!