2010s

Cold War in the Classroom (2011), at Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, Friday, September 30, 2011

Cold War in the Classroom

In 1956, the head of the Atomic Energy Commission, Lewis Strauss, declared that the United States was waging a “Cold War of the Classroom” against the Soviet Union.  New scientific curricula and toys trained children to think about the world in a way deemed essential to American supremacy...

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Tangible Things (2011), at Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Tangible Things bannerWhat do a Galapagos tortoise, a teapot, and a hundred-year-old tortilla have in common? They were part of an exhibition that brought together over 200 objects from the back rooms of Harvard¹s museums and libraries, raising questions about distinctions between nature and artifice, art and...

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Student Exhibitions (2008-2011), at Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, Thursday, May 1, 2008

As Curator of the Harvard Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments, I work closely with faculty and students in courses where the students collectively mount a temporary exhibition in lieu of writing individual term papers.  I mentor the students through the process, coaching them through the physical development, design, and installation phases of their show.  Class exhibitions have included:

  • Thinking Things,  History of Science 290: Critical History: Curating Images, Objects, Media (Spring 2011), Professors Peter...
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