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“Experiments in Exhibition” Workshop Opens Registration for Hands-on Workshop in Buffalo

Wednesday, August 1, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Evangeline Mee

Registration closes August 31 for the fourth “Experiments in Exhibition” Workshop, organized in collaboration with the Castellani Art Museum, which explores the unique skills that museum-based folklorists can bring to community-generated initiatives and projects beyond the museum walls. While most museum-based folklorists are experts in drawing on community lore and voices for exhibition and outreach projects, this workshop—in keeping with the AAM’s advocation of museums “in-reach”—will offer insights on how to inventory unique museum-related assets and skill sets to more effectively serve collaborating community partners in their own curatorial, archival, or storytelling projects. After a participatory exercise in institutional asset mapping, the workshop will address the transferability of curatorial, digital storytelling, and archival skills to community developed projects; propose strategies for framing and communicating these skills; and discuss challenges in balancing such community needs and commitments with the demands of participants own museum-based initiatives. Workshop participants will have an opportunity to brainstorm real-life solutions, based on their own newly honed tools of the trade, with members of Buffalo’s Turkish and Bhutanese Nepali communities who will seek advice for how to effectively implement their nascent ideas for low-budget community projects.

In-Reach: New Directions in Museum-Community Partnerships
Organized by Suzanne Seriff (University of Texas at Austin), Carrie Hertz (Museum of International Folk Art), Michael Knoll (HistoryMiami Museum) and Ed Millar (Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University, Buffalo)
Workshop fee: $25.00

Wednesday, October 17, 2018, 1:00--4:00 pm
at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center

To register for this workshop, visit the AFS Online Store

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