Working Historians
Mónica Risnicoff de Gorgas – Museologist and ICOFOM Board Member

Mónica Risnicoff de Gorgas – Museologist and ICOFOM Board Member

June 28, 2018

Mónica Risnicoff de Gorgas is a museum specialist, Board Member for the International Committee for Museology, and an instructor at the Universidad Nacional de Tucumán. In this episode, we discuss her career in a variety of museums and important new trends in museology, including an increasing emphasis on diversity.

This episode’s recommendations: Zvetan Todoroff, Conquest of America: The Question of the Other (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1999). http://www.oupress.com/ECommerce/Book/Detail/1079/the%20conquest%20of%20america Museo Nacional Estancia Jesuítica de Alta Gracia y Casa del Virrey: https://museoliniers.cultura.gob.ar/ Risnicoff de Gorgas, M. (2001). “Reality as Illusion, the Historic Houses that Become Museums.” Museum International, 53 (2), 10-15. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/toc/14680033/53/2 Risnicoff de Gorgas, M. (2016). "Afro-Descendent heritage and its unacknowledged legacy in Latin American museum." En B.L.Murphy (coord.), Museums, Ethics and Cultural Heritage (pp. 296-303). New York,NY: Routledge. https://www.routledge.com/Museums-Ethics-and-Cultural-Heritage/ICOM/p/book/9781138676329 The Declaration of the Round Table of Santiago de Chile in 1972: http://unesdoc.unesco.org/Ulis/cgi-bin/ulis.pl?catno=7600&set=49E8AF01_1_43&gp=0&lin=1 UNESCO Slave Route Project: http://www.unesco.org/new/en/social-and-human-sciences/themes/slave-route/spotlight/preservation-of-memorial-sites-and-places/wh-properties-directly-linked-to-slavery/ Seth Denbo, “Online Only: What the Proposed Virtual Obama Presidential Library Means for Historians,” Perspectives on History, 56:3 (March 2018), 29-31. https://www.historians.org/publications-and-directories/perspectives-on-history/march-2018/online-only-what-the-proposed-virtual-obama-presidential-library-means-for-historians

Rob Denning and James Fennessy can be reached at workinghistorians@gmail.com. Follow us on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/FilibusterHist.

David de la Torre - Curator of Exhibitions, Jewish Community Center of SF

David de la Torre - Curator of Exhibitions, Jewish Community Center of SF

June 12, 2018

David de la Torre is the Curator of Exhibitions at the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco and a Senior Museum Associate at Community Arts International. In this episode of Filibustering Museology, we discuss David’s career, the development of museology over the past four decades, and the ways that students can enter museum-related careers.

This episode’s recommendations: Richard N. Bolles, What Color Is Your Parachute? A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers (Ten Speed Press, 1970 and later), http://www.parachutebook.com/ Mission Dolores Basilica: https://www.missiondolores.org/ John Martini, Sutro’s Glass Palace: The Story of Sutro Baths (Bodega Bay, Calif.: Hole in the Head Press, 2014): http://www.holeintheheadpress.com/sutro.html “The Race Issue,” National Geographic (April 2018): http://press.nationalgeographic.com/2018/03/12/the-race-issue-national-geographic-magazine-april-2018/

Rob Denning and James Fennessy can be reached at workinghistorians@gmail.com. Follow us on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/FilibusterHist.

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