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Above photo: At the AAM conference in Seattle, Program director Cynthia Robinson and Sara Zela (M.A. Museum Education G'12), Education and Communications Manager at the Museum of Art, UNH, congratulate Purvi Patwari, Director of Human Resources at the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, upon her completion of the Museum Education MA program in May 2014.
Museum Studies Information Session
Ken Turino, co-instructor of the Exhibition Planning
and Revitalizing Historic House Museums courses, participated in a panel
Engaging Programs = Engaging Communities at the American Association for
State and Local History annual conference in Austin Texas this month along
with Max van Balgooy of Engaging Places and the Seminar for Historic
Administration, Christian Cotz, Director of Education and Visitor
Engagement, James Madison's Montpelier and Dawn DiPrince, Director of
Community Museums, History Colorado. There was a standing room only live
session and then the session was repeated as a webinar which is now
available on the AASLH web site. The session with this addition of Ana
Nuncio of the House of Seven Gables will be offered at the NEMA annual
meeting in Falmouth this October.
Ingrid Neuman, instructor of Collections Care and Preventive Conservation, was awarded a Naum Gabo Trust traveling scholarship to attend the 50th anniversary ICOM-CC (International Council on Museums - Conservation Working Group) meeting in Copenhagen, Denmark. This meeting's theme was connecting the Past to the Future. Over 1000 conservators form 60 countries attended throughout the five-day conference. Included with the travel grant was the additional opportunity to visit museum collections and colleagues who specialize in the conservation of contemporary art in both Copenhagen, Malmo and Stockholm. While Ingrid was in Copenhagen, she also met with fellow international colleagues who are involved, as is she, in the Getty's APPEAR Project to create an international database on ancient Egyptian Fayum portraits which included examining 8 more portraits located in Copenhagen museums. Ingrid was also invited to visit the Royal Danish Conservation School which was a special opportunity. In Stockholm, Ingrid was able to visit the VASA Museum and plans to incorporate this unique conservation/collections care preservation effort, of this 333 year old wooden ship, into her course this spring. She reports that there is nothing like visiting our international museum colleagues, there is so much to learn and share!
Cynthia Robinson is pleased to announce a new issue of the Journal of Museum Education (42.3). The guest edited section, called "Does Museum Education have a Canon?," includes articles from museum professionals in Vienna, Copenhagen, and Oxford, as well as the U.S. The issue also contains a thought piece by Melanie Adams of the Minnesota Historical Society, on "Deconstructing System of Bias in the Museum Field using Critical Race Theory." JME is available both online and in print through Tisch Library. Cynthia is the Editor-In-Chief of JME.
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