PhD Student: Cultural Heritage and Museum Studies
Zack Martin is a PhD student in Art History pursuing a concentration in Museum and Exhibition Studies. As an instructor and proponent of introductory survey courses covering the history of art-making practices on our planet, he is passionate about the chronologies, themes, and narratives that have fueled how we collectively talk about art in history. As a student of institutions and heritage, he is seeking to contribute to conversations about cultural technologies of exhibition, about how objects become art, and about how collectives engage with the past in the era of the Anthropocene. His dissertation will focus on the Africa Museum in Tervuren, Belgium, and how that institution continues to shape the conditions and definitions of heritage on various political and cultural levels.