Jennifer Brinkerhoff from GW’s Diaspora Program in the Elliott School of International Affairs partnered with the museum to bring diaspora research to a broader public through educational programs and a published catalog in support of the exhibition Stories of Migration: Contemporary Artists Interpret Diaspora.
Graduate students in visiting professor Barbara Brennan’s exhibition design course at the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design collaborated with curators to gain practical experience designing an exhibition with real artworks in mind.
Undergraduate students in Professor Denver Brunsman’s advanced history course helped curate the exhibition George Washington and His World, working with Assistant Curator Jackie Streker to select, research and write labels for the objects on display.
Students and alumni from the New Media Photojournalism program at the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design produced short films about cotton, wool and other textile materials and techniques for the museum’s interactive Textiles 101 gallery.
Inspired by professor Bibiana Obler’s exhibition and courses on Fast Fashion/Slow Art, students and staff from GW’s Office of Sustainability and the Corcoran School joined with the museum to develop educational programming on campus focused on sustainability in the textile industry.