Interested in learning from and working with museum artifacts? The museum collection, from its inception in 1882, was meant as an inspiration and a resource for students both at Johns Hopkins University and in the general Baltimore community. With our new space and facilities, the museum offers students opportunities to learn from and work closely with museum objects under the guidance of faculty members.
Recent courses taught in the museum demonstrate some of the exciting possibilities. The departments and programs that have previously worked with the archaeologically collection and taught with our objects include the Undergraduate Program in Archaeology, Near Eastern Studies, Classics, History of Art, and the Museums and Society Program. Beginning in 2011, and continuing this Fall (2012), students from the course “Materials Characterization” in the department of Materials Science and Engineering will be given the opportunity to work with samples from the museum collection. Additionally, students from a class in Expository Writing will continue the museum as part of their course.
The museum also employs a small but extremely dedicated group of Hopkins undergraduate and graduate students. These students are responsible for tasks ranging from preparing museum object files, to cataloguing and photographing our collection, to conducting researching on artifacts. We often use our Facebook page to highlight what our undergraduate and graduate students are working on. Though we are currently not offering any internships or volunteer opportunities to work at the museum, these may arise in the future. Please check our Facebook page for any new listings about possible work opportunities.