Peebles Island Visitors Center
Friday, October 26, 2018
Session #1: Speed Curating
Christy DeLair, Associate Curator, Longyear Museum of Anthropology, Colgate University
Nicholas West, Curator of Collections, Picker Art Gallery, Colgate University
Come meet your match(es) of your curatorial dreams! Part networking, part brainstorming, this session will help museum professionals turn half-formed ideas into a developed plan by connecting other museum professionals. Like speed-dating, participants will rotate to a new partner every five minutes.
Session #2: Found in Translation, Museums as Part of the Immigrant Experience
Mariano Desmaras, Creative Director, Museum Environments
Jennifer Schantz, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, New-York Historical Society
Andrew Rebatta, Assistant Curator, Museum of Chinese in America
The immigration experience introduces a new dialectic between changing and preserving values, which contributes to new perspectives and impacts museum activities. Museum professionals from diverse organizations will site specific examples of this unique experience: re-telling of history and appreciation of culture, new multi-lingual approaches, and redefining community.
Session #3: Creativity Incubator: Looking at Your Collections in New Way
Fabiana Chiu-Rinaldi, Arts Program Officer, Electronic Media & Film | Museums, New York State Council on the Arts
Kristin Herron, Arts Program Director, Architecture + Design | Museums, New York State Council on the Arts
Kerry Sclafani, Program Director, Greater Hudson Heritage Network
Ready to experiment? Join staff of the New York State Council on the Arts, the Greater Hudson Heritage Network and participating museums to learn about the “Creativity Incubator.” Part social media competition, part experimental lab - be prepared for the unexpected!
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