Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Event Recap: Dr. Jacquelyn Serwer, Chief Curator at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, visits SAIS

Dr. Jacquelyn Serwer Chief Curator at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, joined Johns Hopkins SAIS students for a conversation on a preview of the museum, in honor of Black History Month.



Jacquelyn Days Serwer is a curator and art historian who joined the staff of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) as Chief Curator in May 2006. At NMAAHC, she focuses primarily on building the museum’s foundational collection and developing exhibition projects for the near term, as well as planning for the museum’s new building to open on the National Mall in 2016.


Dean Vali Nasr, the SAIS Africa Association, the SAIS International Law Society and the SAIS International Law & Organizations Program hosted the event. This event was free and open to the public. If you are a SAIS applicant or a prospective student, we strongly encourage you to attend a campus event. You can find upcoming campus events by following our This Week at SAIS blog series. You can find upcoming information sessions and graduate fairs on our recruiting calendar. 

Dr. Serwer has been a key figure in acquiring a collection for the National Museum of African American History and Culture, including an original, used campaign office from the 2008 campaign to elect Barack Obama

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