The RISD Museum continues to build a robust collaboration with Brown University's Alpert Medical School, providing professional-development opportunities for premedical students, medical students, residents, and practicing attending physicians.
A chance meeting between the wife of President Rutherford B. Hayes and Theodore Davis, an illustrator and journalist for "Harper's Weekly", in the White House conservatory produced one of the most extraordinary dinner services.
Artist Anya Ventura explains the context behind an audio tour and printed guide that she and Anther Kiley created illustrating episodes from the lives of seven objects from the Museum's galleries. Their 2012 work "Fragments" was one of the winning projects in the RISD Museum's annual *Sitings* competition for site-specific installations by RISD degree candidates.
The Andrew W. Mellon Summer Internship Program provides an opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students to work on significant projects at the RISD Museum. The goal of the program is to provide an overview of museum functions as well as in-depth experience in conservation, curatorial, education, marketing, or publication departments. Several interns have shared their reflections on the experience.