Museum Studies BS
May 23, 2023
Students use low-cost multispectral imaging system to uncover hidden texts
Izzy Moyer, a third-year museum studies student, earned an internship working with other RIT students on MISHA, the Multispectral Imaging System for Historical Artifacts. The system includes 16 LEDs to illuminate objects using different wavelengths of light to see the object in new ways.
May 2, 2023
CLA Alumni Award Recipients Make an Impact in their Professions and their Communities
Nine College of Liberal Arts (CLA) alumni were recognized last week at an award ceremony held at RIT’s Tait Preserve.
April 25, 2023
SHED and Wallace Library classrooms offer new teaching and learning experience
When the Student Hall for Exploration and Development (SHED) opens in the fall, the multi-use facility will create an entirely new learning environment for RIT faculty and students alike.
February 27, 2023
Interdisciplinary team heads to Ethics in Engineering Case Competition
An interdisciplinary pair of RIT students is headed to Bethesda, Md., to participate in the 2023 Lockheed Martin Ethics in Engineering Case Competition. Emma Nastro, a third-year museum studies student, and Lee Sortore, a fifth-year mechanical engineering student, will represent RIT at the competition, which is held Feb. 27 through March 1 at the Lockheed Martin Center for Leadership Excellence. This is the first time an RIT team has competed in this competition.
February 1, 2023
Finding a future profession
Fourth-year student Anna Pasquantonio has always loved National Geographic and has fond memories of collecting animal trading cards from the National Geographic Kids magazine. Pasquantonio’s summer 2022 internship experience at the organization’s headquarters in Washington, D.C., helped turn a life-long interest into a possible career.
September 27, 2022
CHIPR Conference Held at RIT
The CHIPR conference, standing for cultural heritage imaging, preservation, and research, was held on the RIT campus on August 15, 2022. It was a free learning opportunity open to anyone in the region based at museums, libraries, archives, and historical societies interested in preservation, access, and research.
August 24, 2022
RIT scientists develop spectral imaging techniques to help museums with conservation efforts
Scientists from RIT are turning studio photography technology on its head to help museums and other cultural heritage institutions preserve historically significant artifacts.
June 27, 2022
Museums and libraries nationwide leveraging low-cost spectral imaging systems built by RIT
Libraries and museums across the country have begun recapturing lost and obscured text on historically significant documents thanks to low-cost spectral imaging systems developed by faculty and students at RIT.
May 24, 2022
‘Clarissa Uprooted’ exhibit coming to City Art Space
Starting on June 3, the exhibit “Clarissa Uprooted: Unearthing Stories of Our Village (1940s-early 1970s)” will open in the RIT City Art Space. This show, created through a partnership between the Center for Teen Empowerment in Rochester and the Clarissa Street Reunion Committee, has involved a number of collaborators including RIT faculty and students from the College of Art and Design and the College of Liberal Arts.
May 9, 2022
Protectors of a diverse history
The field of museum studies is changing. Not only are the people working in nationwide cultural institutions becoming more diverse, but the narratives told within those institutions are more inclusive and equity-focused. RIT’s museum studies program, led by Program Director Juilee Decker, aims to accelerate this momentum.
April 4, 2022
Award Established to Honor Professor Tina Lent, founding director of Museum Studies Program
The Tina Lent Award for Outstanding Scholarship in Museum Studies was given on Friday, March 18, 2022 as part of the College’s 42nd Annual Writing Awards Ceremony. The award followed in the tradition of awards named in honor of other College of Liberal Arts faculty, including Stan McKenzie and Mary C. Sullivan, both esteemed former deans of the College of Liberal Arts. The inaugural recipient was Hannah Rachel Riley, a third-year student from Buffalo, NY who is undertaking her thesis this semester and will graduate in May 2022.
March 29, 2022
Photo Gallery: Up Against the Wall: Art, Activism, and the AIDS Poster
“Up Against the Wall: Art, Activism, and the AIDS Poster” will be on view at RIT’s University Gallery March 14 through April 8. This is a satellite companion exhibition to the main exhibition of AIDS posters at the Memorial Art Gallery, March 6 through June 19.