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Then, Now, Next: What Does The Future of Museums Look Like?
October 7 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm$10
2020 GHHN Virtual Conference & Awards for Excellence
Meeting weekly on Wednesdays, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
September 23 – October 28, 2020
$10/weekly session (Student price: $6/weekly session)
2020 has been an extraordinary year: COVID-19, economic recession, BLM. How are museums responding to these timely issues? How do museums’ actions today shape the future? What can we learn from looking back as we move forward in a new way?
Join GHHN and guest presenters as we explore these timely questions. Our Annual Conference has been re-imagined as a virtual model, broken up into weekly sessions of 3 hours of content presented over a six-week period. Attendees have the freedom to participate in all the weekly sessions or just log in to a selection.
Here’s how it works:
The first session begins on Wednesday, September 23 and meets every Wednesday at the same time (9:30 AM – 12:30 PM) each week for 6 weeks.
Participants can access the weekly sessions for the nominal fee of just $10. Each session is registered for separately.
Each weekly session consists of 3 distinct time blocks of activity, with 10 minute breaks between.
Within the weekly sessions, participants can choose if they’d like to tune in 1, or 2, or to all 3 of that week’s activity blocks.
All sessions will be recorded and available to registered participants.
WEEKLY SCHEDULE FOR WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 7
9:30 AM WEEKLY WELCOME
9:40 AM MUSEUMS AS A MEDIUM FOR SOCIETAL CHANGE
Stephanie Johnson-Cunningham, Museum Hue
In this discussion, Johnson-Cunningham will shed light on her work through Museum Hue and share the ways she and other museum professionals are boldly responding to current issues relating to race through narratives, programs, exhibitions and services. She will address the critical ways museums can help shape, define and preserve today for the future.
10:30 AM RUNNING WITH SCISSORS: THE TRANSFORMATION OF A LIVING HISTORY SITE
Franklin Vagnone, Twisted Preservation Cultural Consulting
Bringing years of experience from both professional as well as academic positions, Vagnone regularly presents new research, concepts, and innovative programming pilots to public audiences internationally. His informative and exciting workshops and seminars combine the intimate warmth of personal reflection with a clear knowledge of nonprofit organizations & operations. He has become known for seeing cultural trends and programming potential in, as of yet, unrealized situations.
11:20 AM MUSEUM TRIVIA PARTY!
Are you a museum trivia whiz? Join us for 6 rounds of fast paced trivia fun! The winners of each round will be entered into a raffle to be drawn at the Conference closing session on October 28.*
12:00 PM VIRTUAL EXHIBIT HALL
Make sure to visit the Virtual Exhibit Hall during the ‘coffee breaks’ at 10:20 AM and 11:10 AM, as well as after the Museum Trivia Party!
A Virtual Exhibit Hall, Presentation of the Awards for Excellence and Virtual Awardee Poster Session, virtual networking activities and a variety of presentation methods will allow participants to retain the interactions with colleagues, peers, funders, and exhibitors you have come to expect from GHHN’s in-person Conference.
To see the weekly schedules and to register, visit: