Do you enjoy the learning opportunities presented by The Ringling Museum? Have you always wanted to delve even deeper? If so, consider taking a Museum Intensive course! These multi-week programs, led by Ringling Museum staff, provide participants with the chance to become intimately acquainted with a variety of topics related to the museum field. Course content will include assigned readings, lectures, facilitated discussions, and opportunity for Q&A.
Natural history is the study of plants and animals, with particular emphasis on their relationship to the environment. It spans multiple disciplines, including botany, zoology, paleontology, geology, and mineralogy.
This course explores art that has illustrated natural history from the late Renaissance to the early Victorian era. It examines the role art has played in making natural history accessible to the general public, and in sharing the results of research with the scientific community. It features scientific illustrations in various media, as well as scientific models, instruments, specimens, and collections.
Dr. David Berry completed his doctoral research on the history of museums at the University of Oxford. He has developed content for major museum projects in the US, Europe, and Middle East. He is currently the Associate Director of Academic Affairs and Special Projects at The Ringling. He teaches courses on museum studies at Florida State University and the history of museums and art of natural history at New College of Florida. He also consults on exhibitions and other projects at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens.
Tuesdays from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm: March 9, 16, 23, 30, April 6, and 13. This 6 week course will be taught live via Zoom. Instructions for using Zoom will be disseminated to participants in advance.
The Fee is $225/$175 members and is nonrefundable. Registration is capped at 35 attendees. Limited scholarships are available – please inquire with firstname.lastname@example.org.