New Folklore and Museums Section Welcomes Inaugural Members
Monday, November 24, 2014
Posted by: Lorraine Cashman
folklorists accomplished a lot at the 2014 AFS Annual Meeting. In addition to a
rich array of papers, presentations, panels, workshops, museum gatherings, and
exhibition openings, the Santa Fe meeting marked the inauguration of the Folklore and Museums
Section, which was created by the AFS Executive Board during its fall
Established as an
outgrowth of the AFS Folklore
and Museum Policy and Practice Working Group, the Folklore and Museums
Section exists to foster communication and cooperation among museum-oriented
folklorists, to advance the contribution of folklore studies scholarship and
practice in museum settings, and to articulate museum-oriented folklorists with
other colleagues, institutions, and organizations in the museum sector. The
section aims, whenever possible, to cooperate with other sections of the
American Folklore Society and with peer-organizations in the field.
Jason Baird Jackson, Mathers
Museum of World Cultures, serves as the new section’s convener; all are welcome
to join the Folklore and Museums Section and to get involved in the shaping of
its work, including its activities during the coming year. Joining the section
will enable you to stay connected and to learn about, and shape, plans and
activities as they are being formulated. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any
questions or comments about the section.
to join this American Folklore Society interest-group section.