10 - 10:15 AM Welcome
10:15 - 11:30 AM
Building Consultant Connections: Success Strategies for Small Museums
Christina Ferwerda, Curriculum Developer, Writer, Ferwerda Creative Services
Jack Braulein, Executive Director, D&H Canal Historical Society
Melissa Branfman, Executive Director, Wyckoff House Museum
Trent Oliver, Managing Director, Blue Telescope
Wondering how working with a consultant could bring new life to a stagnant exhibit, help you build better projects, and create long-term success networks for your institution? This session highlights strategies for small and mid-sized museums to find exhibit consultants, develop effective working relationships, and maintain contact to improve an institution’s growth over time.
11:30 AM - 12 PM MANY Update: Advocacy & Programs with Erika Sanger
12 - 1 PM Lunch and time to explore the Long Island Museum
1 - 2:30 PM
Context as Content: Designing Museums that Connect Visitors to Place
Eric Bunge, Founding Partner, nARCHITECTS
Mimi Hoang, Founding Partner, nARCHITECTS
Jeanne Haffner, PhD, Curatorial Director, Jones Beach Energy and Nature Center, NYS Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation
The NYS Equal Rights Heritage Center and the Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center are new institutions designed to deeply engage visitors with the historic and environmental context around them. Learn how the multi-disciplinary project teams have crafted spaces that meaningfully connect exhibition content and mission with the surrounding sites.
2:30 - 2:45 PM Break
2:45 - 4 PM
Hands-on learning, data literacy and leveraging assets through partnership
Jessica Bauder, Director of Education, Children’s Museum of Saratoga
Aimee Terzulli, Director of Education, Long Island Children’s Museum
The Children's Museum at Saratoga (CMAS) and the Long Island Children's Museum (LICM) offer programs teaching data literacy and climate change through hands-on learning. Both museums leverage assets with museum partners to share resources and serve a wider audience. CMAS and LICM will present how data literacy programs and museum partnerships can be used in climate change education.