Interpretation staff from Newfields will briefly discuss experiences with balancing social distancing guidelines and reduced touch interpretive tools with the goal to create active, social encounters in art museum galleries. Newfields staff will share how visitors have engaged with adapted interpretive tools in Edward Hopper and the American Hotel, organized by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, in partnership with the Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields.
After the brief presentation by Newfields staff, we will split into breakout sessions for participants to discuss the following questions:
How can we create human-centered experiences when people aren’t at the museum?
How can we create human-centered in-gallery experiences when we’re following safety guidelines?
What tools have you used to achieve either of these goals? What has worked well or hasn’t worked as well? What tools would you like to try?
Presenters: Tascha Horowitz, Director of Interpretation, Media, and Publishing; Maggie Ordon, Interpretation Planner; Wednesday Rees, Interpretation Planner