Building Inclusive Museums
MuseumNext
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25—26 September 2015
at the Indianapolis Museum of Art
MuseumNext — 25—26 September 2015
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Lori Byrd-
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Matthew Solari
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  1. 1. Building Inclusive Museums MuseumNext Indianapolis 25—26 September 2015 at the Indianapolis Museum of Art
  2. 2. MuseumNext — 25—26 September 2015 Since 2009 MuseumNext has taken place on an annual basis in a different European city. We are excited to bring the conference to North America for the first time, cordially invited and expertly hosted by the Indianapolis Museum of Art. We hope the conference will become a regular event in the fall calendar in the States while continuing our European edition in the spring. MuseumNext brings together like-minded people to discuss trends and what’s at the forefront of developments within the museum sector. Speakers generously share inspiring projects and communicate valuable knowledge. MuseumNext conferences are noted for encouraging networking, facilitating space and time for delegates to get together and exchange ideas I’d like to extend a huge thank you to our hosts; the Indianapolis Museum of Art, in particular Silvia Fillipini- Fantoni and Scott Stulen and the wonderful teams that work with them at the IMA. We are indebted to you not only for inviting us to your wonderful venue, but for all the work you have put into making the conference happen. Thank you to our speakers, for responding to the call for papers, for enthusiastically answering the brief and for sharing how they are making their own museums more inclusive. Thank you to our sponsors, your support is so valuable and has helped make the conference happen and finally, thank you to each and every delegate who has taken two- days out of their busy schedules to attend our first North American conference. I encourage you to visit the plethora of arts venues, museums and cultural outdoor spaces in the city and I hope that everyone has a fantastic time. Kala Preston Director, MuseumNext @MuseumNext Welcome to Indianapolis. We are honored to host the first US edition of MuseumNext at the Indianapolis Museum of Art and participate in the ongoing conversation about the future of museums and their role in our communities. The “inclusive museum” theme raises questions, which extend beyond the walls of our institutions and into our cities and neighborhoods. Inclusivity is currently a relevant topic in Indiana, due in part to the passing of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA). The community responded quickly and decisively to demand changes to the amendment. While contentious, some positives emerged from the debate, including how museums can become sites of community convening, dialog and agents of social change. In the same spirit of conversation and gathering, we look forward to hearing from this impressive lineup of innovators, leaders and instigators over the next two days. Thank you to Jim Richardson and Kala Preston for the opportunity to host MuseumNext and their hard work making this program a reality. Thank you to my staff and colleagues at the IMA and the Indianapolis museum community for your help and support. And finally, thanks to each of you for attending MuseumNext and participating in these timely and relevant exchanges. We hope you enjoy your time in Indianapolis and encourage you to explore and experience the warmth and hospitality of the city. Indy is blessed with a wealth of museums, performing arts venues, parks, schools and cultural opportunities, which are attracting and retaining creative talent. Indy is a city on the rise, a place where you can dream, but also a place to get things done. We love it here and hope you will too. Scott Stulen Curator of Audience Experiences and Performance, Indianapolis Museum of Art @middlewest Welcome
  3. 3. museumnext.comMuseumNext — 25—26 September 2015 The Indianapolis Museum of Art (IMA) 4000 Michigan Road, Indianapolis, IN 46208 www.imamuseum.org The Cerulean at The Alexander Hotel 339 S Delaware St, Indianapolis, IN 46225 www.ceruleanrestaurant.com/ indianapolis/ The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis 3000 N Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN 46208-4716 www.childrensmuseum.org Venue Guide Shuttles will pick up from downtown outside The Alexander Hotel and the Hilton Garden Inn to bring delegates to the Indianapolis Museum of Art (IMA). If you are driving there are plenty of free parking spaces available. Take a seat in The Toby for an itinerary of morning and afternoon presentations or head off to MuseumCamp at The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis (pre booking essential!). Visit other museums in Indianapolis While you are here, show your delegate pass at The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, The Eiteljorg Museum, Indiana State Museum and the Indianapolis Museum of Art and see their exhibitions and collections between Friday 25 and Sunday 27 September.
  4. 4. MuseumNext — 25—26 September 2015 Schedule Day 01 Friday 25 September 2015 8.15am Shuttles from downtown hotels to IMA The Toby, Indianapolis Museum of Art 9.00 – 9.30am Registration 9.30 – 9.40am Welcome 9.40 –10.00am Better Together: The Museum As Cultural Commons 10.00 –10.20am Engagement For All: Striving For Accessible And Inclusive Membership Programs 10.20 –10.40am We Are Throwing A Party And Everyone’s Invited! 10.40 –11.00am When Your Community Does The Blogging: What, Why And How 11.00 –11.20am Expanding Our Narratives With LGBT Interpretation 11.20 –11.40am Improving Experience Through Evaluation 11.40am –12.00pm Leading Inclusion 12.00 –12.20pm Creating The Inclusive Museum Through Storytelling 12.20 –1.20pm Lunch Break 1.20 –1.40pm The Born Digital Art Institution 1.40 –2.00pm Out West At The Eiteljorg: Building Collaborations With LGBTQ Communities 2.00 –2.20pm Where The Sidewalk Ends: Museum Grounds As Public Spaces 2.20 –2.40pm Do Not Touch The Artwork: Creating New Signs For A Modern Visit 2.40 – 3.00pm Use Your Senses: Overcoming The Accessibility Paradox 3.00 – 3.20pm Feel The Squeeze And Do It Anyway: How To Be An Inclusive Museum In Times Of Financial Crisis 3.20 – 3.40pm Beyond Tokenism: Institutionalizing Inclusivity In Museums 3.40 – 4.00pm Sensitive Spaces: Designing Museum Experiences For Those Who Live With Dementia From 4.00pm Shuttles to downtown 7.00 –10.00pm Evening Reception at The Cerulean, downtown Indianapolis The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis 2.00 – 5.00pm MuseumCamp (pre booking essential)
  5. 5. museumnext.com Schedule Day 02 Saturday 26 September 2015 8.45am Shuttles from downtown hotels to IMA The Toby, Indianapolis Museum of Art 9.15 –10.00am Registration 10.00 –10.15am Welcome 10.15 –11.15am Fighting For Inclusion 11.15am –12.00pm Exploring ASK At Brooklyn Museum 12.00 –1.00pm Lunch Break 1.00 –1.30pm Inclusion Or Irrelevance: The Data Behind The Urgent Need For Museums To Engage New Audiences 1.30 –2.00pm The Challenge Of Engaging Millennials In Art Museums 2.00 –2.30pm Mining The Digital Landscape, Engaging Communities Of Color 2.30 – 3.00pm Including The City: Representing Amsterdam By Working With The People Of Amsterdam 3.00 – 3.30pm Afternoon Break 3.30 – 4.00pm Finding The Lost Palace: Establishing Digital RD In A Heritage Organisation 4.00 – 4.30pm Taking A DIWO (Do It With Others) Approach To Public Engagement 4.30 – 5.30pm Closing Conversation 5.30 – 5.40pm Final Thoughts And Thanks 6.00 – 9.00pm Evening Reception at The Indianapolis Museum Of Art From 7.30pm Shuttles to downtown
  6. 6. MuseumNext — 25—26 September 2015 Indianapolis Museum of Art 9.00— 9.30am Registration Come along to the IMA and pickup your delegate bag and lanyard. Your lanyard will ensure entry to all MuseumNext sessions so remember to keep it with you! Refreshments will be served. 9.30— 9.40am Welcome Jim Richardson, Founder of MuseumNext and Scott Stulen from the IMA will welcome delegates to the conference. Conference Day 01 9.00am— 5.00pm Test It Lab Check out the Test It Lab, a space where museums visitors and conference attendees will be invited to try out a number of prototypes that the Indianapolis Museum of Art has been developing to test interpretive elements and activities for some of their upcoming exhibitions. This will give you the opportunity to provide useful feedback about the prototypes, which will then be used to inform potential changes to the interactives. It also provides an insight into the IMA’s innovative visitor-centered and collaborative exhibition development process, informed by extensive research and evaluation.
  7. 7. museumnext.com 9.40— 10.00am Sarah Schultz Independent Curator and Public Engagement Consultant Better Together: The Museum As Cultural Commons What does it look like when a museum behaves as a commons and becomes an open platform for and with the public? The Walker Art Center engaged this question with Open Field, a summer-long experiment that invited the public, artists and the institution to collectively imagine an alternative park adjacent to the museum. The resulting programs, from singing, to bullwhipping to cat videos taught us about how to be a more responsive, inclusive and civically- minded contemporary art center. Friday 25 September
  8. 8. MuseumNext — 25—26 September 2015 10.00— 10.20am Angela Venuti Membership Officer, Museum of Photographic Arts @AngelaVenArts Engagement For All: Striving For Accessible And Inclusive Membership Programs Inclusivity and accessibility are two factors that will make today’s museums thrive well beyond museums who ignore them. But why is it important to adopt them in all facets? How does it make one museum more successful than another? These can and should be applied to all areas of a museum’s program, including admissions, curatorial, education and public programs, and membership and development. Using case studies of the Museum of Photographic Art’s Pay What You Wish admissions and Crew membership, Angela will examine the attitudes necessary to adopt practical solutions to common challenges. 10.20— 10.40am Katie Hill Audience Engagement Specialist, Minneapolis Institute of Art @czarkat We Are Throwing A Party And Everyone’s Invited! When the Minneapolis Institute of Art celebrated its centennial birthday year in 2015, the museum set out to raise broader public awareness of the permanent collection and bring art into the community in new and surprising ways. As a result, the museum gained new audiences and proved that the 100-year-old museum was just getting started. Working within a framework of 52 surprises from the museum to the community, Katie Hill orchestrated a year-long range of happenings on-and off-site. This session will cover the strategy behind this ambitious initiative, the challenges and opportunities of surprise programming, and how the Audience Engagement division is successfully attracting new audiences to the museum. Party hats will be provided! Conference Day 01
  9. 9. museumnext.com 10.40— 11.00am Lori Byrd- McDevitt Manager of Digital Content and Social Media, The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis @LoriLeeByrd When Your Community Does The Blogging: What, Why And How The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, the largest children’s museum in the world, has experimented with the idea of community blogging since 2013, aiming to provide a platform for museum families to share experiences on the museum’s blog over an extended period of time. Through a number of programs, the digital media team has learned a lot about the possible pitfalls and the soaring opportunities of community blogging. This presentation shares the strategy behind The Children’s Museum’s community blogging programs, while focusing on overall learnings that can be applied to other museums, big and small, in order to create a more inclusive blog. 11.00— 11.20am Susan Ferentinos Public history researcher, writer and consultant @HistorySue Expanding Our Narratives With LGBT Interpretation When museums present a rich array of topics and experiences, they send a message of inclusion to their constituents. Yet, the task of expanding narratives can be daunting for staff who lack specific subject knowledge in the topics they wish to interpret. In this presentation, Susan Ferentinos will discuss ways that museums might begin thinking about expanding their interpretation to include Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) stories. Topics will include stakeholder considerations, types of interpretive options, and staffing and sustainability. Numerous examples, drawn from museums of varying sizes located in different parts of the United States, will leaven the discussion. Friday 25 September
  10. 10. MuseumNext — 25—26 September 2015 11.20— 11.40am Elizabeth Bolander Director of Research and Evaluation, Cleveland Museum of Art @eabolander Bethany Corriveau Audience Engagement Specialist, Cleveland Museum of Art @bethanyinCLE Improving Experience Through Evaluation This panel will discuss the role of programming to deepen relationships and provide new avenues for education and engagement. Presenters will discuss the findings from a recent institution-wide evaluation of public programs that gathered data from more than 14 different types of programs offered on-site. The study was the first of its kind at the Cleveland Museum of Art and allowed staff not only to identify who is and is not coming to programs, but how participants’ satisfaction and needs change across these different types of experiences. Focusing on adult audiences, presenters will discuss ways in which this data is influencing new approaches to public programming. 11.40am— 12.00pm Seema Rao Director, Intergenerational Learning, Cleveland Museum of Art @artlust Leading Inclusion Technology isn’t inclusive. Technology is just a tool to help humans with human endeavors. Humans, on the other hand, are the ones who can be inclusive, if they choose to be. In this talk, Seema would like to incite all of us to use our power to make the choices that result in inclusive technology. Why do museums employ technology? The rhetoric of museums, in their PR materials, highlights the innovative, cutting-edge nature of technology. We are living in a culture of where digital is the norm. This talk is a call to arms empowering all of us to use technology as a tool of inclusion in the museums of the future. Conference Day 01
  11. 11. museumnext.com 12.00— 12.20pm Matthew Solari Creative Director, BRC Imagination Arts @solarim Creating The Inclusive Museum Through Storytelling There is an adage that it is nearly impossible to hate anyone whose story you know. Highly impactful inclusive museums tap into the power of authentic stories to create both communal and personal moments. They employ specific techniques to take guests on transformative emotional journeys that inspire true inclusivity and change millions of people each year. Award-winning experience designer, filmmaker and storyteller Matthew Solari, shares strategies for identifying, engaging, and transforming visitors in truly inspiring inclusive stories in this exciting – and inclusive – presentation. 12.20— 1.20pm LUNCH BREAK Friday 25 September
  12. 12. MuseumNext — 25—26 September 2015 1.20— 1.40pm Zachary Kaplan Assistant Director, Rhizome @sailingfanblues The Born-Digital Art Institution Increasingly, it’s point of principle that the internet represents not a separate space, but an encompassing condition which is restructuring systems of labor, authorship, value, visibility, and interaction. Of course, museums and other traditional memory institutions are not exempt from this new reality, and possibilities emerge when these institutions understand themselves as networked entities. This talk introduces the “born- digital art institution”: discussing a number of new models for what an art institution can be—its programs and languages and operational structures—when it organizes itself with the internet at its core. Some of these memory institutions take the form of the building-based museum, others as small spaces nesting themselves within and among those traditional institutions, yet others as outposts on social media sites like Tumblr and Facebook, and some others as custom web platforms, including Rhizome itself. 1.40— 2.00pm Johanna M. Blume Assistant Curator of Western Art, History and Culture, Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art @curatourist Martha Hill Vice President for Public Programs Visitor Experience, Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art @eiteljorgmuseum Out West At The Eiteljorg: Building Collaborations With LGBTQ Communities This presentation will investigate how museums can engage marginalized communities through programs and exhibits, and create more inclusive environments. The specific focus will be on LGBTQ communities with a discussion of the importance of fostering authentic relationships with the communities museums seek to represent. The staging of Out West programs, the development of the Blake Little: Photographs from the Gay Rodeo exhibit, and both projects’ subsequent successes owe much to collaborations between Eiteljorg staff and representatives of the local Indianapolis, and broader Western LGBTQ communities. Presenters will discuss specific strategies the Museum employed to build and nurture these relationships. Conference Day 01
  13. 13. museumnext.com 2.00— 2.20pm Elizabeth Kryder-Reid Professor of Anthropology and Museum Studies, IU School of Liberal Arts (IUPUI) @KryderReid Laura Holzman Assistant Professor of Art History and Museum Studies, Public Scholar of Curatorial Practices and Visual Art @HolzmanLaura Scott Stulen Curator of Audience Experiences and Performance, Indianapolis Museum of Art @middlewest Where The Sidewalk Ends: Museum Grounds As Public Spaces Whether situated in pristinely manicured botanical gardens, wedged between skyscrapers on a bustling city street, or nestled in the woods on an historic site, a museum’s grounds reveal much about the institution. Museum founders, architects, and scholars have long recognized the potential power of placing a museum in a particular setting.This remains an issue of contemporary concern because perceptions about and uses of museum grounds are important factors in shaping an inclusive museum. The appearance, management, and use of museum grounds convey key messages about who belongs near the museum and how they are expected to behave on site.This panel will consider examples that illuminate the contested dynamics of museum grounds as places where public practice, private interest, and institutional power intersect. 2.20— 2.40pm Adam Reed Rozan Director of Audience Engagement, Worcester Art Museum @adamrozan “Do Not Touch The Artwork” Creating New Signs For A Modern Visit How did a 117-year-old institution in central Massachusetts reinvent itself? Through a mix of vision, moxie, and action. Come learn from its director of audience engagement how the Worcester Art Museum learned to love its visitors and started telling them what they can do at the museum. Friday 25 September
  14. 14. MuseumNext — 25—26 September 2015 2.40— 3.00pm Nynke Feenstra Researcher and Museums’ Accessibility Advisor, Leiden University, the Netherlands Use Your Senses: Overcoming The Accessibility Paradox An inclusive museum does not attach labels like ‘blind’, ‘deaf’, or ‘not impaired’ to people, but in order to create an accessible museum it is necessary to set apart the blind or the deaf, and look at the special needs of a particular group. The presentation will explore the possibilities of designing a multi-sensory presentation of a museum collection as a means to establish an intellectually accessible collection for everyone. Including insights from neuroscience, Nynke will argue that such a presentation benefits all visitors regardless of their impairment and consequently overcomes the accessibility paradox. 3.00— 3.20pm Laura Crossley PhD Researcher and Museum Consultant @lfcrossley Feel The Squeeze And Do It Anyway: How To Be An Inclusive Museum In Times Of Financial Crisis During international austerity and leaner financial times, museums must take measures to embed community engagement work with non-traditional groups in their core practice so that it does not only happen when project funding is available or not take place at all. The presentation draws on interviews with museum professionals across England, working in a variety of museums, to demonstrate how interviewees are changing their community engagement practice to ensure that they remain dynamic, inclusive institutions despite losing core funding, or having their funding reduced. Conference Day 01
  15. 15. museumnext.com 3.20— 3.40pm Monica O. Montgomery Director, Lewis Latimer Historic House Museum @MuseumHue @Monica_Muses Masum Momaya Curator Smithsonian Institution @MasumMomaya Beyond Tokenism: Institutionalizing Inclusivity In Museums Often, diversity and inclusion efforts in museum collections, education, exhibitions and public programming are one-off initiatives that engage an identified under- represented community around a specific project. Relationships are built, stories are shared, photos are taken and Facebooked/Tweeted/ Instagrammed, funders are informed of progress, and boxes for diversity are checked. However, in the long- run, inclusivity is not institutionalized in the culture and practice of museums or their strategies for community engagement. Presenters will discuss lessons learned and exemplary practices from their own work in collections, education, exhibitions and public programs and those of museums around the country. 3.40— 4.00pm Heidi Benham Information Experience Designer, Royal College of Art @aitchbdesign 4.00pm Sensitive Spaces: Designing Museum Experiences For Those Who Live With Dementia As we grow older we become more vulnerable to Dementia. In the US, one third of seniors die with some form of the disease. Heidi believes that through careful planning and a deep understanding of Dementia, we have both the capability, and the responsibility, to create a future that is sensitive and inclusive of those who live with the disease. Helping them to maintain a rich, fulfilling and active life. Through sympathetic and creative design methods, museums have the opportunity to create truly engaging experiences, making time for reflection, for feeling and for a sense of connectivity. Shuttles to downtown Friday 25 September
  16. 16. MuseumNext — 25—26 September 2015 Conference Day 01 The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis 2.00— 5.00pm Mar Dixon Audience development and social media specialist @MuseumCamp @TCMIndy @MarDixon MuseumCamp At The Children’s Museum Of Indianapolis Mar Dixon and Linda Spurdle founded MuseumCamp in 2011 after attending one too many conferences where the real conversations happened at the coffee break (MuseumNext being the exception!). The idea behind MuseumCamp is to turn the focus on delegates attending the Camp to talk about issues that are important to them This session is about ideas brought on the day that the participants collectively decide to talk about. MuseumNext Indianapolis will bring MuseumCamp to the world’s biggest and best children’s museum, where you’ll convene in the recreated classroom of Ruby Bridges, the brave little girl made famous for her role in the newly desegregated schools of the American south in 1960. Pre booking essential. Capacity: 30 The Cerulean at The Alexander Hotel 7.00— 10.00pm Evening Reception MuseumNext takes over Cerulean, one of the leading restaurants in Indianapolis for a casual evening of food, drinks and conversation. Enjoy a special farm-to-table menu created for MuseumNext by Cerulean chefs, drinks by Indianapolis’s Sun King Brewery and music by DJ Scott Stulen. The Cerulean – 339 S Delaware St, Indianapolis, IN 46225 (317) 870-1320
  17. 17. MuseumNext — 25—26 September 2015 Conference Day 02 Indianapolis Museum of Art 9.15— 10.00am Registration Catch one of the shuttles from downtown Indianapolis to the IMA and pick up your delegate bag and lanyard if you haven’t already done so. Grab a hot drink and network with fellow delegates before the conference starts. 10.00— 10.15am Welcome Welcome by Jim Richardson, Founder, MuseumNext and our host for the day, Charles Stanton. Sponsored by Mailchimp 9.15am— 5.30pm Test It Lab Check out the Test It Lab, a space where museums visitors and conference attendees will be invited to try out a number of prototypes that the Indianapolis Museum of Art has been developing to test interpretive elements and activities for some of their upcoming exhibitions. This will give you the opportunity to provide useful feedback about the prototypes, which will then be used to inform potential changes to the interactives. It also provides an insight into the IMA’s innovative visitor-centered and collaborative exhibition development process, informed by extensive research and evaluation.
  18. 18. museumnext.com Saturday 26 September 10.15— 11.15am Nina Simon Executive Director, Santa Cruz Museum @ninaksimon Fighting For Inclusion We’re all here at this conference because we believe in including communities in the museum experience. So what’s stopping us? In this interactive keynote, Nina will explore common barriers to inclusion—for community members, institutions, staffs, and boards— and tools to overcome them. Nina Simon will share honest stories and effective strategies from her experience as an activist director of the Santa Cruz Museum of Art History. 11.15am— 12.00pm Shelley Bernstein Vice Director of Digital Engagement Technology, Brooklyn Museum @shell7 Exploring Ask Brooklyn Museum Shelley’s talk will explore ASK Brooklyn Museum, a new initiative which empowers visitors to ask questions using their mobile devices as they explore the galleries with experts answering incoming queries in real time. This three year project is funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies as part of their Bloomberg Connects program. Shelley will discuss the Museum’s shift to a user-centered approach for project concept, design, and build; agile planning methodology is being used to test ideas directly with visitors. Shelley will talk about the iterative process in getting the project up and running and lessons learned from the floor.
  19. 19. MuseumNext — 25—26 September 2015 Conference Day 02 12.00— 1.00pm LUNCH BREAK 1.00— 1.30pm Colleen Dilenschneider, Chief Engagement Officer, IMPACTS Research @cdilly Inclusion Or Irrelevance: The Data Behind The Urgent Need For Museums To Engage New Audiences The need for museums to evolve to be more inclusive seems spot-on with their missions to educate and inspire. Unfortunately, museums that aren’t engaging new audiences risk their future existence. Data suggests that attendance to cultural centers is on the decline.The good news? Data also suggests that forward-facing museums may realize near-term improvements to visitation if they begin to successfully engage diverse audiences right now. This is an overview of the big data about who is not going to museums today, how we can get them there, what this means to our bottom lines of financial solvency and mission execution, and why targeting new audiences matters now more than ever before.
  20. 20. museumnext.com Saturday 26 September 1.30— 2.00pm Silvia Filippini- Fantoni Director of Interpretation, Media and Evaluation, Indianapolis Museum of Art @silviaff20 Scott Stulen Curator of Audience Experiences and Performance, Indianapolis Museum of Art @middlewest The Challenge Of Engaging Millennials In Art Museums While older Americans continue to visit museums regularly, there is a significant drop in attendance within the Millennial generation and eventually their offspring. This disruption in the “pipeline” of new patrons threatens the future of art museums and if not reversed, may lead to the end of many institutions in the not so distant future. Over the past two years the Indianapolis Museum of Art has made a significant effort to move away from the more passive forms of interaction traditionally offered in art museums, towards a new engagement model that supports social interaction, participation and entertainment to better connect with emerging audiences and ensure the future of the institution. 2.00— 2.30pm Adrianne Russell Museum educator, literary artist and nonprofit consultant @adriannerussell Ravon Ruffin Co-Creator, Brown Girls Museum Blog @2brwngirls @Ravon_Ashley Mining The Digital Landscape, Engaging Communities Of Color Museums have a history of marginalizing black and brown communities, either by denying them entrance, or neglecting their representation in staff, exhibitions, collections, educational programming and interpretative planning. Although museums have not typically engaged these groups in productive ways, it does not mean these groups are stagnant in culture production, preservation and presentation. Creatively, they have made online spaces for themselves, circumventing the periphery – where museums have often placed them. This talk explores these digital havens, how museums can engage them, and why museums who are interested in racial reconciliation and sustained progress should engage with them.
  21. 21. MuseumNext — 25—26 September 2015 Conference Day 02 2.30— 3.00pm Annemarie Van Eekeren Head of the Public Education Department, Amsterdam Museum @aveekeren Annemarie Den Dekker Head Curator, Amsterdam Museum Including The City: Representing Amsterdam By Working With The People Of Amsterdam Amsterdam is diverse with 180 nationalities represented in the city today and is known worldwide as a very liberal city with a large lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community. The museum aims to represent this dynamic and diverse city by contemporary collecting, outreach and educational programs. Working in close proximity with groups like heirs from the transatlantic slavery, Dutch women who have converted to Islam and transgenders the museum has learned from and improved upon their methods of participation and representation. This presentation will share insights in to the narrative methods of participation and dilemmas of the City Museum. 3.00— 3.30pm AFTERNOON BREAK
  22. 22. museumnext.com Saturday 26 September 3.30— 4.00pm Tim Powell Digital Producer, Historic Royal Palaces @HRP_Palaces Finding The Lost Palace: Establishing Digital RD In A Heritage Organization A beating heart, a magic trick, a text from the King, and a palace made of sound... How can you create meaningful experiences of history in a building which no longer exists? The Lost Palace will be a new visitor experience, allowing HRP to tell stories as ‘history where it happened’; to reclaim the streets as public cultural space, where history is performed and participated in; so people will sense these lost spaces and encounter the characters that once inhabited them. To achieve this,they have established an in-house digital RD practice and have run an open call competition to create and test prototypes.This talk will share how they did this, what they are doing next–and what they learned from experimenting with technology in one of themostsecurity-sensitiveareasoftheUK. 4.00— 4.30pm Fionn Kidney Global Engagement Manager, Science Gallery International @fionnkidney @sciencegallery Taking A DIWO (Do It With Others) Approach To Public Engagement How can we create experiences that surprise and engage audiences in an era of hyper-stimulation and information overload? How can cultural organizations meaningfully engage their communities in the creative process? And how can this engagement be valuable for the audiences and creators alike? To answer some of these questions, Fionn will talk through the highly collaborative creative process developed by the innovative Science Gallery that is now spreading worldwide through the Global Science Gallery Network.
  23. 23. MuseumNext — 25—26 September 2015 Conference Day 02 4.30— 5.30pm Colleen Dilenschneider Chief Market Engagement Officer,IMPACTS research @cdilly Scott Stulen Curator of Audience Experiences and Performance, Indianapolis Museum of Art @middlewest Closing Conversation Our panel will discuss key topics from the presentations over the last two days with Colleen Dilenschneider, Scott Stulen, Monica O. Montgomery, Fionn Kidney and Seema Rao. 5.30— 5.40pm Final Thoughts And Thanks Final thoughts on the two-day conference. Monica O. Montgomery Director of the Lewis Latimer Historic House Museum @MuseumHue @Monica_Muses Fionn Kidney Global Engagement Manager, Science Gallery International @fionnkidney @sciencegallery Seema Rao Director, Intergenerational Learning, Cleveland Museum of Art @artlust Priya Sircar Senior Consultant, Lord Cultural Resources @LordCultural
  24. 24. museumnext.com Saturday 26 September Indianapolis Museum of Art 6.00— 9.00pm Evening Reception At Oldfields–Lilly House and Gardens After the closing session join us in the beautiful formal gardens of the Indianapolis Museum of Art for a casual happy hour followed by a closing celebration hosted by the IMA Audience Experience and Performance team. Dine from a curated selection of local food trucks, enjoy drinks from Sun King Brewing and New Day Meadery, DJs, games and a few surprises. Shuttles will take delegates back downtown between 7.30–9pm
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