Then, Now, Next: What Does The Future of Museums Look Like?
October 28 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm$10
$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 28
9:30 AM WEEKLY WELCOME
9:40 AM PANEL DISCUSSION ON COMPLEX HISTORIES, MEMORIALIZATION, AND AUDIENCE ENGAGEMENT
Amy Hufnagel, Harriet Beecher Stowe Center; Dr. Will Walker, Cooperstown Graduate Program in Museum Studies, SUNY Oneonta; Katie Leo, Facing History and Ourselves
This moderated panel will explore issues of collective memory, memorialization, and how historic sites can grapple with complex moments in human history. The discussion will address memorials related to settler colonialism, “controversial” monuments and memorials, how these issues play out at historic sites, and how we explore these issues in schools and with children.
10: 30 AM CONCURRENT SESSIONS
ALICE AUSTEN HOUSE AND LGBTQ+ INCLUSIVE CURRICULUM
Victoria Munro, Alice Austen House
Join Victoria Munro, Executive Director of the Alice Austen House, a nationally designated site of LGBTQ history and the only museum in America to represent the work of one women photographer, Alice Austen, to discuss the role of museums in arts and intersectionality, activism, history and identity in museum education for LGBTQ+ youth. Munro will present AAH teen programs which look deeply into the freedoms provided by museum education as opposed to a classroom environment which create pathways for equitable and sustainable models for learning and exploring LGBTQ+ storytelling.
CREATIVITY INCUBATOR PANEL DISCUSSION WITH THE MUSEUM MAVERICKS
Moderated by Kristin Herron and Fabiana Chiu-Rinaldi of the NYSCA Museum Program, this panel featuring the NYSCA/GHHN CI Museum Mavericks will explore the statewide impact of the NYSCA/GHHN Creativity Incubator program and how the current climate has affected the museum community but may have created opportunities for creativity as well.
11:20 AM GHHN 40th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION, RAFFLE ANNOUNCEMENTS and CONFERENCE CLOSING SESSION
Make sure to visit the Virtual Exhibit Hall during the ‘coffee breaks’ at 10:20 AM and 11:10 AM,
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: