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The Importance of And

The following presentation was made by Elaine Heumann Gurian at the MuseumNext Melbourne conference at ACMI on 16 February 2017. Kia Ora. Let me begin by acknowledging the original inhabitants of this land. I have worked for 45 years in the museum profession, advocating for small and large changes that might facilitate broader inclusion for …

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Redefining The Role Of The Museums In A Time Of Urgent Need

Many of today’s most pressing issues are science-based—the environment, human health, climate change, energy, bioterrorism, and others. It is more urgent than ever that the public understands these issues and has a reliable source of information about them. The American Museum of Natural History is a case study of how an institution can extend its …

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An Invitation To Connect: Turning The Museum Inside Out

The High Museum’s 2005 expansion featured a public piazza intended to serve as the heart of its campus. However, the space initially felt austere. From installing sculpture to offering art-making activities, the Museum has creatively experimented with integrating the space into the visitor experience. In 2013, design curator Sarah Schleuning and education director Virginia Shearer …

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Transition and Transformation: Museums in the 21st Century

Museums have undergone enormous changes in the past few decades but many of the fundamentals of how we think about the care and presentation of art have not changed. This lecture will address some of the challenges to our thinking on what museums could or should be in the twenty-first century. What are the key …

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Room To Rise: Transformational Impact For Teens

In 2016 the Whitney Museum of American Art published Room to Rise, findings from an innovative multi-year research initiative exploring the long-term impact of intensive teen programs in contemporary art museums. Join Heather Maxson, the Whitney’s Director of School, Youth, and Family Programs, and Danielle Linzer, Room to Rise Project Director, for a presentation on …

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Tate, Prison And The Pentagon

Linking Tate Britain’s historic site, where convicts were first imprisoned 200 years ago, to the present-day military defense HQ, the Pentagon, Victoria’s presentation considers how operational data practices reflect the negotiation and assertion of power. She explores the value of curiosity, in observing fixed workplace routines, and mindfulness of whether it’s data that drives decision …

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Moving Mountains. The Transformation of the Swiss Alpine Museum

Beat Hächler is the Director of the Swiss Alpine Museum in Bern, a museum dedicated to the nature and culture of the Swiss Alps. He joined us for MuseumNext New York in November 2016 to share the story of how his museum has undergone a transformation, and shared their exciting work. — Beat Hächler: [Speaking in Swiss] … that …

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The Renaissance of our Species

Neil Harbisson is a Catalan-raised, British-born contemporary artist and cyborg activist best known for having an antenna implanted in his skull and for being officially recognised as a cyborg by a government.  Neil joined us at MuseumNext New York in November 2016 to share how people can take an active part in their own biological evolution. Becoming technology, …

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