Jay Muhlin

Cultural Heritage 

Cultural Heritage an work for the Science History Institute, he works closely with museum and library curators to photograph the Institute’s rare books, archives, fine art, photographs, and culturally important scientific tools and ephemera.

Jay focuses his art practice by producing artist’s books, multiples, and collaborative works. He is a former member of the Vox Populi Gallery (2012–2018), where he exhibited and published a trilogy of books: Guilty Pleasures, Sleeve on My Heart, and Kid. His photography practice, which involves working with cultural heritage objects for museums and libraries, has included documenting the South Asian art collection at the Philadelphia Museum of Art through an Institute of Museum and Library Services grant.

In May 2019 Jay presented his paper, “Ordinary Toxicity: Photographing Mid-20th-Century DDT,” at the Rijksmuseum’s 2+3D Photography—Practice and Prophecies conference in Amsterdam.