MuseumTALKS - Giving a Voice to Forgotten Americans
Georgia World Congress Center  Monday, April 27  3:45-4:15 p.m.     B206 
This talk will explore the challenges of trying to insert the artifacts, stories and contributions of the not-so-famous in the narratives of museum—and why it is important to do this not as exceptionalism but as an integral part of storyline.

Spencer Crew is a Clarence J. Robinson Professor of American, African American, and Public History at George Mason University. He has worked in public history institutions for more than 25 years, including 20 years at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History—serving as director for nine years. His most important exhibition was the groundbreaking “Field to Factory: Afro-American Migration 1915–1940,” which generated a national discussion about migration, race, and creating historical exhibitions. Throughout his career, he has sought to make history accessible to the public through innovative and inclusive exhibitions and public programs.

Session Host: Juanita Moore