Emily Banas (MA, 2015), curatorial assistant at the Rhode Island School of Design Museum, has been accepted into the Victorian Society in America’s summer school in Chicago, which will focus on the American roots of Modernism. Her article, on a piece of furniture in the RISD European reinstallation, will appear in the spring issue of Manual, the bi-yearly publication of RISD.

Donna Bilak
(PhD, 2014) has been awarded an Italian Academy Fellowship for 2017-18, to work on her project dealing with Atalanta fugiens (1618)—an alchemical emblem book that encodes laboratory technologies using music and images.​ The fellowship comes through Brown University.

Marybeth De Filippis
(MA, 2006) has been named executive director of Historic Huguenot Street in New Paltz, New York. Prior to her appointment, she served for eight years at the New-York Historical Society, where she was most recently associate curator of American Art and former manager of the Henry Luce III Center for the Study of American Culture.

Andrew Gardner
(MA, 2015) is now curatorial assistant at the Museum of Modern Art. His previous positions include design fair project manager at Artsy and curatorial assistant at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.

Christine Griffiths
(MA, 2016), recently named Andrew W. Mellon Junior Fellow at the New York Botanical Garden, has been awarded full funding to attend the 2017 TransPositions Summer School “Sensible Objects, Material Engagement, Skilled Expertise,” hosted by the European Research Council’s ARTECHNE project and Utrecht University, in the Netherlands. In addition, she will be speaking at two conferences this summer in England: Curiosity and Cognition: Embodied Things 1400-1900, in collaboration with the CRASSH graduate seminar series ‘Things’ at the University of Cambridge, and at the annual meeting of the British Society for the History of Science at the University of York.

Aislinn Hyde
(MA, 2012) is now an assistant registrar at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where she is working on domestic outgoing loans of the permanent collection. Previously she had been museum registrar at the New York Botanical Garden.

Miranda L.P. Keagle
(MA, 2012), collections manager at Fort Ticonderoga, is working on a large cataloging campaign through an IMLS grant her department was awarded in November. She is also preparing to install museum storage cabinets through a NYSCA grant they also received.

Pengliang Lu
(PhD candidate), curatorial fellow at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, who assisted Zhixin Jason Sun, a curator of Chinese art at the Met and organizer of Age of Empires, was cited in Holland Cotter’s New York Times review of the exhibition.

Caroline O’Connell
(MA, 2016), collections assistant, Drawings, Prints & Graphic Design at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, gave a talk on April 22 at Olana State Historic Site, the home and studio of Hudson River School painter Frederic Edwin Church, about Church’s artistic endeavors during his trips to Maine in the 1850s.

Ruth Osborne
(MA, 2012), curator of collections at Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden, as well as director at ArtWatch International, opened an exhibition on 1830s fashion at the museum with which she worked with Kelsey Brow (MA, 2014), curator at King Manor Museum, for loans. Osborne is currently working on an exhibit opening in July on newspapers and the printing industry in early nineteenth-century New York, with a focus on papers as a forum for public debate and the diverse groups represented by them.