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Capital Region Re-Visioning Change Workshop

  • October 26, 2018
  • 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Peebles Island Visitors Center 1 Delaware Ave, Cohoes, NY 12047


Peebles Island Visitors Center
Friday, October 26, 2018

Registration includes coffee, lunch and all three sessions!

9:30 - 11:00am - Speed Curating

Christy DeLair, Associate Curator, Longyear Museum of Anthropology, Colgate University
Nicholas West, Curator of Collections, Picker Art Gallery, Colgate University

Come meet your match(es) of your curatorial dreams! Part networking, part brainstorming, this session will help museum professionals turn half-formed ideas into a developed plan by connecting other museum professionals. Like speed-dating, participants will rotate to a new partner every five minutes.

11:15 - 12:45pm - Creativity Incubator: Looking at Your Collections in New Way

Kristin Herron, Arts Program Director, Architecture + Design | Museums, New York State Council on the Arts
Kerry Sclafani, Prog
ram Director, Greater Hudson Heritage Network
Jamie Parillo, Executive Director, Saratoga Springs History Museum

Ready to experiment? Join staff of the New York State Council on the Arts, the Greater Hudson Heritage Network and participating museums to learn about the “Creativity Incubator.” Part social media competition, part experimental lab - be prepared for the unexpected!

12:45 - 1:45pm - Lunch

1:45 - 2:00pm - MANY Update: Advocacy & Programs with Erika Sanger

2:00 - 3:30pm - Found in Translation, Museums as Part of the Immigrant Experience
Mariano Desmaras, Creative Director, Museum Environments
Jennifer Schantz, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, New-York Historical Society
Andrew Rebatta, Assistant Curator, Museum of Chinese in America
Hannah Davis, Upstate New York Regional Representative for Folk Arts, NYS Folklore Society
Patricia Lannes, Director and Founder, CALTA21.

The immigration experience introduces a new dialectic between changing and preserving values, which contributes to new perspectives and impacts museum activities. Museum professionals from diverse organizations will site specific examples of this unique experience: re-telling of history and appreciation of culture, new multi-lingual approaches, and redefining community.

Thank you to our Sponsors!

The Museum Association of New York helps shape a better future for museums and museum professionals by uplifting best practices and building organizational capacity through advocacy, training, and networking opportunities.

Museum Association of New York is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization. 

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