Elizabeth Humphrey (Winterthur Program in American Material Culture) was a participant in the Delaware Public Humanities Institute in 2018. She is graduating from her MA program in May 2019 and has been appointed the Curatorial Assistant and Manager of Student Programs at
Bowdoin College Museum of Art. Starting in July, she will assist with curatorial programs, exhibitions, and research; train and supervise student employees and tour guides; schedule group tours of the Museum; and work with the development of digital resources.
About her experience as a recent Delphi fellow, Elizabeth says:
“Participating in DELPHI helped me think about the implications of my research and develop strategies for sharing knowledge with various publics and through different channels. Given the BCMA’s commitment to public and student engagement, I can leverage the skills obtained during DELPHI to advance the mission of the museum. The workshops we had on effective communication, presenting and digital humanities will be essential as I assist with exhibitions and programming and contribute to making the museum and its collections accessible to students. Mentoring and supervising student interns will be part of my responsibilities in this role. I hope to impart the skills I’ve received through DELPHI to instill the importance of public engagement when researching and facilitating tours to the public.”