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Bill Tramposch

2019 Aroha Fellow for Museums and Creative Aging, American Alliance of Museums

Recent Posts by Bill Tramposch

Taking Account

Category: Ad Summa: Museums and Creative Aging
It’s natural that people tend to “take account” of their lives as they get older. They become interested in reviewing where they and their ancestors have been, and pay increased attention …

The Intergenerational Museum

Category: Ad Summa: Museums and Creative Aging
“I consider that [the old] have gone before us along a road we must all travel in our turn, and it is good that we should ask them of the nature of that road.” –Socrates, The Republic …

Creative Aging and Social Prescribing

Category: Ad Summa: Museums and Creative Aging
“You’re doing what?!” This is often the response one gets when they say they are involved in the field of creative aging. I am asked it a lot, from people who want to know what on earth …

Praise Be to AARP

Category: Ad Summa: Museums and Creative Aging
One of the many benefits of advanced age is that one can become a member of AARP, the American Association of Retired Persons. But despite the name, the word “retired” seems to be losing …

Mystic Chords of Memory: Writing workshops as museum creative aging programs

Category: Ad Summa: Museums and Creative Aging
Nearly a career ago, I visited a mentor and friend at the historical society he directed on a Saturday afternoon. As we sat in his office chatting, I heard a phone ring in the society’s …

Getting Through to Creative Agers

Category: Ad Summa: Museums and Creative Aging
As we develop creative aging programs for museums, it behooves us to think about how to make our efforts as engaging for the audience as possible. Doing this successfully requires a …

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