Wednesday, October 28, 2020
2:00 pm to 3:15 pm Eastern Time
At a moment when museums face challenges from all sides, what are the major obstacles to systemic change in museums today, and how can they be navigated and overcome? How can museum studies programs help students build skills for resiliency during periods of institutional instability and transformation?
This event focuses on two timely issues facing museums: questions of censorship and self-censorship, and current calls and open letters for museum accountability. Through breakout sessions, attendees will discuss how the museum studies curriculum can prepare students to critically manage, assess, and prevail over institutional hurdles and build a more collaborative and transparent environment for all.
This is the first in a series of conversations that aim to engage university and museum-based professionals in analyzing, reflecting, and rejuvenating museum studies curricula to prepare students to be effective change agents in museums.
Breakout Session #1
Negotiating Censorship and Self-Censorship
(Facilitated by Janet Marstine and Ceciel Brouwer)
Breakout Session #2
Open Calls to Transform Toxic Workplace Culture in Museums
(Facilitated by Rosanna Flouty and Alexa Cummins)
We hope you’ll join us in making the future museum we want! For more information, please contact MSN’s Programming Committee Chair, Juilee Decker, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The statements and opinions expressed by panelists, hosts, attendees, or other participants of this event are their own and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of, nor are endorsed by, the American Alliance of Museums.