Interpretation professionals share a history of strategies and struggles. It’s a new field—so how far have we come? And where do we need to go? In this hands-on discussion, Irina Mihalache and Courtney Murfin share insights from their study Interpretation as Field and invite participants to help shape future research. Funded by Canada’s Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), the research team will share findings around some of the sector’s key questions:
What resources, theories, and practices most influence our work today?
Have we made any headway in our relationships with curators? What about designers, programmers, and marketers?
How can interpretation integrate diversity, equity, and inclusion into our knowledge and practice?
Irina D. Mihalache, Associate Professor and Director, Master of Museum Studies, Faculty of Information, University of Toronto
Courtney Murfin, Interpretive Planner, Royal Ontario Museum