Professor Francesca Torello Selected to Participate in National Endowment for the Humanities Program

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Adjunct Professor Francesca Torello, PhD has been selected to participate in a four-week program with the National Endowment for the Humanities Institute this July. Hosted at Georgetown University in Washington, DC, “Museums: Humanities in the Public Sphere” approaches museums as sites for interdisciplinary inquiry that offer windows on today's educational, ethical, and cultural debates. Home to dozens of public and private museums, Washington, DC will serve as a laboratory for a collective exploration of these debates.

During the Summer Institute Dr. Torello will continue work on two in-progress projects: a history of Pittsburgh collections in the frame of the debate about Museums in the Gilded Age, and an examination of the long-term, paradigm-shifting consequences of the adoption of digital technologies in Museums today.