VOLUME 12, NO. 1 JUNE 1998
New Curator will wear two hats
A joint curatorial/adjunct faculty position that will serve both institutions was announced in January by WPI and the Higgins Armory Museum. The person ultimately selected to fill the new post will act as head of the museum's curatorial department and will be a non-tenured member of the WPI Humanities and Arts Department faculty... conducting original research into the museum's collections, working with WPI students in the preparation of temporary exhibits with the collections, teaching at WPI, and creating seminar, internship and project programs for WPI students.
The new position will be funded by a $1 million endowment; WPI and the museum each will be responsible for raising half the amount.
The Higgins Armory Museum is the only institution in the Western Hemisphere solely dedicated to arms, armor and related artifacts and the cultural impact that their development and use have had on the world today. WPI's Humanities and Arts Department has worked closely with area museums through student projects, especially under the Living Museums Program.
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