Student Exhibitions (2008-2011)

Presentation Date: 

Thursday, May 1, 2008


Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

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 Galison and Jeffrey Schnapp
  • Paper Worlds: Printing Knowledge in Early Modern Europe,  History of Science 215r:  Science & Culture in Late Medieval & Early Modern Europe (Spring 2010), Professor Katharine Park and Fogg Museum Print Curator Susan Dackerman
  • The Matter of Fact 2.0,  History of Science 126: The Matter of Fact (Fall 2009), Professor Jimena Canales
  • More than Meets the Eye, History of Science134: Nature on Display (Spring 2008), Professor Janet Browne       
See also: 2000s, 2010s