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Jennifer Hackney


Email: [[jphackney]]
Research Interests: American interiors, 20th C American Art, Decorative Arts and Design History, Film Studies, Visual and Material Culture, Set Design, Popular Culture.

Jennifer Hackney is the Senior Educator in Material Culture at The Mariners' Museum and Park where she specifically focuses on incorporating and interpreting the museum's collection in student programming. She also leads the docent training program at the museum and is on the curatorial team for the new Exploration core gallery. Prior to moving into the museum field, Jennifer worked for nearly a decade in the film industry, spending her time in the art department on major motion pictures. Her research interests exist at the intersection of decorative arts and film history, specifically focusing on the role that set decoration plays in affecting public perception of gender, race, and socioeconomics portrayed on screen.
M.A., Decorative Arts and Design History, GWU-Corcoran with Smithsonian Associates, 2018
B.F.A., Theatre, Scenic Design, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2007