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Johns Hopkins University
901 South Bond Street, Suite 540
Baltimore, Maryland 21231
Phone: 443-287-9960 | Fax: 443-287-9920

June 20, 2007
CONTACT: Heather Egan Stalfort
(410) 516-0341 ext. 17

New Identity for Historic Houses of Johns Hopkins
The Johns Hopkins University Museums

The Johns Hopkins University announces a new naming structure to improve awareness of its museums. The announcement follows extensive consultation with visitors, stakeholders, staff and university officials. The umbrella title, Historic Houses of Johns Hopkins, becomes the Johns Hopkins University Museums; Homewood House Museum becomes Homewood Museum and Evergreen House becomes Evergreen Museum & Library. The change goes into effect July 1.

"The new names personify Homewood and Evergreen as mission-driven organizations integral to The Johns Hopkins University community; are symbolic of their significant growth and transformation; and reflect our wish to attract new audiences by encouraging people to view the museums in a new light," said Winston Tabb, director of the museums, Sheridan Dean of university libraries, and vice provost for the arts.

Since their respective public openings as museums in 1987 and 1990, Homewood and Evergreen have evolved into dynamic cultural centers, home to masterworks of fine and decorative arts, temporary exhibitions, lectures, concerts, films, artist residency programs, family activities and school programming, as well as museum shops.

The university's Archaeological Collection will become one of the Johns Hopkins University Museums when it reopens to the public following the renovation of Gilman Hall, which is scheduled for completion in fall 2010.

As teaching museums of a world-renowned university, the three Johns Hopkins University Museums — Homewood Museum, Evergreen Museum & Library, and the Johns Hopkins Archaeological Collection — contribute to the advancement of scholarship and museum practice by helping to train future art historians, historic preservationists and museum professionals. They provide curricular support to faculty through their collections, exhibitions and programs; and offer credit-bearing courses and internships to help meet the university's academic mission. The museums welcome members of the public to experience their collections and special exhibitions, as well as to enjoy their lectures, symposia, and other programs.

About the Johns Hopkins University Museums

A National Historic Landmark built in 1801 by Charles Carroll Jr. and one of the nation's best surviving examples of Federal period architecture, Homewood Museum is renowned for its elegant proportions, extravagant details, and superb collection of American decorative arts, including Carroll family furnishings. The museum is open for guided tours on the half-hour 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday (last tour at 3:30 p.m.). It is located on the Homewood campus of the Johns Hopkins University at 3400 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, Md. 21218. For general information the public may call 410-516-5589, email homewoodmuseum@jhu.edu or visit www.museums.jhu.edu.

Housed in a former Gilded Age mansion surrounded by Italian-style gardens, Evergreen Museum & Library is at once an intimate collection of fine and decorative arts, rare books and manuscripts assembled by two generations of the philanthropic Garrett family, and a vibrant, inspirational venue for contemporary artists. It is open for guided tours on the hour 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday (last tour at 3 p.m.). It is located at 4545 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, Md. 21210. For general information the public may call 410-516-0341, email evergreenmuseum@jhu.edu or visit www.museums.jhu.edu.

General admission to either Homewood or Evergreen is $6 adults, $5 seniors, $3 students and children six and over, and free for members. Annual memberships start at $50.

The Johns Hopkins Archaeological Collection was founded in the 19th century through the interest of the university's first president, Daniel Coit Gilman. This internationally-distinguished collection contains a wide range of ancient Greco-Roman and Near Eastern artifacts that extends from pre-dynastic Egypt into the Byzantine and Islamic periods. The collection currently is closed due to the renovation of Gilman Hall; it is scheduled to be re- installed fall 2010 in a new purpose-built space with optimum conditions for display and study. For general information the public may call 410-516-7561, email emaguire@jhu.edu or visit www.jhu.edu/archaeo.

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