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Can Interpreters Change How Museums Work?
REGISTRATION IS FULL Amidst massive layoffs in the field, a global pandemic, and a historic racial justice movement, the need to move beyond statements of support for change is clear. While calls for equity and sustainable, community-centered museum practice are not new, the present moment may offer a rare chance to make major inroads. As staff who work across departments, how can we help create alignment so that change lasts? This will be an "in the weeds" conversation on how anyone with interpretive responsibilities can leverage interdepartmental work as a means of ensuring change isn't left to the realm of one person, exhibition, or program. Micro presentations by staff from Philbrook Museum of Art, Seattle Art Museum, and Oklahoma Contemporary Art Center will be followed by break out sessions where participants will share ideas on how we can face challenges and make change possible.

Presenters: Tracy Truels is Assistant Director, Interpretive Engagement at Philbrook Museum of Art in Tulsa, Oklahoma; Tasia Johnson is Manager of Interpretive Technology at Seattle Art Museum; and Adrienne Lalli Hills is Associate Director of Studio School at Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and EdD Out-of-School Learning Student at the University of Pittsburgh.

Aug 7, 2020 12:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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