Hands-On Museum Experience
Landyn Hatch, a fourth-year museum studies major from Elmira, N.Y., participated in a unique, hands-on experiential learning project at the Genesee Country Village & Museum. As part of the “3D Hands” team, Hatch helped 3D-print hands for the clothing mannequins used in the museum’s Wehle Gallery.
“The partnerships RIT has with local museums allow our students to not only kinesthetically apply classroom knowledge, but also construct meaning in a more personalized way,” Hatch said. “These experiences lead students down potential career paths and help them grow as individuals. It’s a pretty potent combination of constructivist learning and practical work experience.”
The endowed partnership with Genesee Country Village & Museum—which was established in September by a gift from RIT alumnus Philip Wehrheim ’66 (business) and his wife, Anne—isn’t the only way students connect with the Rochester community.