Thursday, July 29, 2021
1:00 pm to 6:00 pm Eastern Time
“We are privileged to live at this time of a revolution in longevity. It will be a tragedy for humanity if we mess it up.” — Dr. Alexandre Kalache
About the Museum Summit on Creative Aging
The COVID-19 pandemic and events of the past year have accelerated and amplified many existing societal challenges, particularly those in the areas of diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion (DEAI). Among those crucial challenges is that as people age, they are often pushed to the margins of society.
Extensive research shows the transformative effect that arts engagement can have on health and aging, but we face a cruel paradox. As people age, they often have both more time and an increased desire for creative outlets, but fewer opportunities to meet these needs.
Join AAM, Aroha Philanthropies, and colleagues across the country on July 29, 2021, from 1-6 pm ET for the Museum Summit on Creative Aging. This free, highly interactive virtual summit will provide museum professionals with inspiration, tools, and connections to help them serve the growing and underserved population of people who are “55 or better.”
The half-day program will include:
- A keynote on aging and equity by Daphne Kwok, Vice President of Diversity Equity & Inclusion, Asian American & Pacific Islander Audience Strategy at AARP
- An interactive workshop by the staff of Lifetime Arts—national leaders in creative aging program development.
- Learning from Experience: Older Adults, Ageism and What Museums Can Do About It, a panel discussion featuring Toya Northington, Community Outreach Manager at the Speed Art Museum; Eli Burke, Education Director at the Museum of Contemporary Art Tucson; and Jill N. Smith, Director of the Union County Heritage Museum.
- Breakout discussion rooms will give attendees the opportunity to engage more deeply with the speakers and panelists.
Hurry—pre-registration is required, and space is limited for this free event! Learn more about the program and speakers, and register below.
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.