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10 x 10 Presentations

The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum: A Model for the Future

Access and identity represent the current climate within museums. What does access and identity mean for different cohorts, and what new resources are available for their implementation? Looking at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum as a case study, we reflect on the current best practices and the future of museums.

Michael Fink, Senior Tour Guide, The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

The Accessible Museum: How Our Field Needs to Change to Accommodate Diversity

A 10 x 10 presentation on the future of the museum field as it related to access, diversity, and inclusion.

Taylor Carpenter, Student, Rochester Institute of Technology

Listen to Everyone: A Multi-Sensory Exploration of Social Issues Through Oral Histories and Community Dialogues

This session will discuss how museum professionals can address access and identity issues with oral histories, music, and interactive imagery to facilitate community dialogues. In the current divisive political atmosphere, this model offers a platform for individuals to discuss challenging topics, such as women’s rights, in an open and constructive environment.

Georgia LaMair, MA Candidate, Cooperstown Graduate Program, SUNY Oneonta

The Rochester Music Hall of Fame Museum and Performance Center

Exploring the ideas shaping how the Rochester Music Hall of Fame can begin to capture new audiences in its new space.

Brienna Johnson-Morris, Student, Rochester Institute of Technology

Immigration and Museums Of the Future

Coming from overseas and searching for identity in CNY museums. 

Nada Odeh, Curator, Museum of Palestinian People & Art Educator

Integrating Language Learning in Museums: Developing Cultural Tolerance in an Increasingly Diverse Society

This 10 x 10 presentation will examine the underrepresented use of foreign language in cultural heritage sites as an educational tool and why exposure to new languages should be at the forefront of education to increase cultural tolerance in a diverse society.

Hannah Barber, M.A. Museum Studies, Syracuse University

Salem, Witchcraft, and the Representation of Difficult Histories

This presentation will look at how difficult histories are currently presented at various sites in Salem, Massachusetts, and point to ways we might change how museums cover such content in a way that is more respectful to the area’s history, while also continuing to attract visitors.

Emily Maxwell, Student, Syracuse University

The Museum Association of New York strengthens the capacity of New York State’s cultural community by supporting professional standards and organizational development. We provide advocacy, training, and networking opportunities so that museums and museum professionals may better serve their missions and communities.

Museum Association of New York is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization. 

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