Advanced Academic Programs, Washington DC Center, Washington, DC

Sarah J. Chicone is the Director of the Cultural Heritage Management and Museum Studies Graduate Programs in the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, Advanced Academic Programs at Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Chicone has worked in both professional and academic capacities in the fields of Cultural Resource Management and Museums. She has 20 years of professional museum experience as lead curator, developer, and designer for natural history, science, anthropology, contemporary art, and history exhibitions. Her academic and professional interests include cultural heritage, material culture studies, cultural resource management, informal education, exhibition design, and public archaeology. She is the author of Dinosaurs and Dioramas: Creating Natural History Exhibitions (with Richard Kissel, Routledge) and serves as co-chair of the Museum Studies Network professional network of the American Alliance of Museums.

Dr. Chicone received her PhD in Anthropology (Archaeology) from Binghamton University, where she worked as part of the Ludlow Collective. She also holds an MA in Anthropology (Archaeology) and a graduate certificate in Museum Management from the University of South Carolina, and a BA from Lake Forest College.

Dr. Chicone teaches Studies in World Heritage, Heritage Interpretation, History & Philosophy of Museums, Museums in Global Perspectives, Cataloging Museum Collections, Exhibition Strategies, Material Culture and the Modern Museum, Living Collections, and Curatorship: Principles and Practices. She serves as an academic advisor for both Cultural Heritage Management and Museum Studies graduate students.

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