Art on the Move


Art on the Move

“Art on the Move” follows nine objects in the collection of the Walters Art Museum across time and space through itineraries presented in Google Earth. The itineraries were developed by seven students in a fall, 2009 course taught at the Walters Art Museum by the Program in Museums and Society at Johns Hopkins University. Led by two instructors, Elizabeth Rodini and Ben Tilghman, and assisted by the staff of the Walters, the students researched and wrote the material biographies of a group of Walters objects and designed the itineraries. The work presented here is the fruit of that labor.

This project involved many people, and many thanks are due. The students, Robert Bear, Dakota DeVos, Elizabeth Dowdle, Rachel Koffsky, Cassandra Kowal, Saya Russell, and Joan Tkacs, embraced the project and gave life to the objects. Everyone at the Walters Art Museum, in particular Christianne Henry, Dylan Kinnet, Emily Blumenthal, and Kathy Nussbaum, along with Director Gary Vikan and many others, helped the class bring their ideas to fruition. Reid Sczerba and Brian Cole of the Center for Educational Resources, Sheridan Libraries, Johns Hopkins University did the crucial technical work on the itineraries. The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Chester Beatty Library graciously provided archival information and images. Support for this project was provided by an Arts Innovation Grant from the Johns Hopkins University.

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