Bernstein Center for Object Study

Three smart object-study rooms allow Dartmouth faculty and students curricular access to the Hood's collection.

Questions? Contact the curator of academic programming.

Bernstein Center for Object Study

The Bernstein Center for Object Study is a place where Dartmouth faculty can bring their classes to engage with original works of art.

Students and faculty have access to the majority of the 65,000 works in the Hood's collection, which spans thousands of years and is global in content. Faculty members work with academic programming staff to select groups of objects and develop pedagogical strategies for each class session. 

We work with over 30 departments and programs across the curriculum from Engineering and English to Environmental Science, Art History, Government, Native American Studies, Religion, and Studio Art. 

The study center is open and available to support Dartmouth faculty and students. We have many teaching options available including in-person experiences and remote learning. Please email Amelia Kahl, curator of academic programming to discuss details. You can also begin by filling out the attached form here, and an academic programming staff member will be in touch. If you have any questions about the process, please contact Amelia , Beth Mattison assistant curator of academic programming, or Randall Kuhlman, center for object study attendant/scheduling assistant. 

We ask that you contact us at least three weeks before the anticipated date of your class session. 

If you are a Dartmouth student interested in making an appointment outside of a Dartmouth class, please contact Amelia Kahl, curator of academic programming.

Click here to read an article published in The Dartmouth about teaching in the Bernstein Center for Object Study.