by Nelda Ault and Betty Belanus (Folklore and Education Section conveners) and Paddy Bowman (Local Learning)
The Folklore and Education section and the AFS Museum Policy and Practice working group are partnering with Local Learning and the Museum of International Folk Art to sponsor a workshop 11 am to 4 pm on Wednesday, November 5, at the Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe.
Organized by Suzy Seriff and Carrie Hertz of the AFS Folklore and Museums Policy Working Group, Experiments in Exhibition features the acclaimed "museum hacking consultant" Kathleen McLean. Learn more and register at https://afsnet.site-ym.com/store/ViewProduct.aspx?id=3030771. Several panels at AFS this year focus on folklore and museum education, and this workshop will be a great way to start the conference. The fee is $50.
Suzy writes, "We're 'hacking/queering' the Girard Wing of the Museum of International Folk Art (that infamous collector's gallery in MOIFA filled with fabulous folk art and toys all organized in a fantasyland of the collector's imagination) with a pop-up opportunity to really engage visitors and challenge museum exhibition techniques in ways we've always wanted, but perhaps never dared to do! Led by the fabulous international design consultant, Kathy McLean, who makes prototyping fun, engaging, dynamic and did I say, FUN!, this workshop promises to provide you with both concrete techniques, theoretical rationales, and the confidence to try these new modes of community engagement and visitor responsiveness at home!"