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Grant for museum initiatives

     Skidmore has received a three-year, $350,000 grant from the Henry Luce Foundation to integrate museum exhibitions and curricular innovation.
     The “Object, Exhibition, and Knowledge” program will include speakers, workshops, collaborative research, and student internships, as well as a “distinguished visiting fellow” headquartered at Skidmore’s Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery. President Jamienne S. Studley says the grant will foster “intense and experimental interdisciplinary work” in object-based learning and will make the Tang “as central to academic inquiry as the library, the laboratory, the seminar room, and the studio.” According to Susan Bender, associate dean of the faculty, Skidmore is one of a select few U.S. colleges pioneering this kind of museum-linked interdisciplinary education. —AW, SR

 


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