Working Historians
ICOFOM 2020 Annual Assembly

ICOFOM 2020 Annual Assembly

September 1, 2020

Bruno Brulon Soares, Chair of ICOFOM, hosts the 2020 annual assembly, discussing the organization’s activities and finances.

Day 1 Opening Remarks and Keynote addresses

Day 1 Opening Remarks and Keynote addresses

September 1, 2020

Robert Denning provides opening remarks, Bruno Brulon Soares presents “Theoretical Museology and Community Practice: A Post-Colonial Approach,” and Jessie Ryker-Crawford presents “Re-Adjusting Museum Theoretics (and Hence, Practice,) to Include Indigenous Community Needs and Values.”

Panel II: Theoretical Museology and Ethics

Panel II: Theoretical Museology and Ethics

September 1, 2020

Alyce Sadongei presents “Connectedness and Relationship: Foundations of Indigenous Ethics within the Tribal Museum Context” and Marion Bertin presents “Challenging Museums and Collections: Toward an Indigenous Ethics in the Pacific Islands. Michele Rivet moderates.

Panel I: Understanding and Teaching Museology

Panel I: Understanding and Teaching Museology

September 1, 2020

Victoria Miller presents “From Nails to Rails: A Museological Case Study of the Steelworkers Center of the West” and Claudia Ankrah presents “Visibilization in Public History Institutions: The Socio-Political Role of Museums.” Supreo Chanda moderates.

Day 2 Opening Remarks and Keynote Addresses

Day 2 Opening Remarks and Keynote Addresses

September 1, 2020

Susie Chung provides opening remarks, Vedet Coleman-Robinson presents “The Importance of Museums in Community Through a Virtual Lens,” and Patricia A. Banks presents “Cultural Philanthropy and Diversity in the 21st Century.”

Panel III: Theoretical Museology and the Functions of Museums in the Community

Panel III: Theoretical Museology and the Functions of Museums in the Community

September 1, 2020

Deborah Ziska presents “Museums of the Americas Facing Crises in the 21st Century: The Rise of Relevance and Community Empowerment” and Minnie Coonishish presents “Aanischaaukamikw Cree Cultural Institute, Agents and Actants in a Regional Cultural Institute.” Luciana Menezes de Carvalho moderates.

Theoretical Museology in U.S. and Tribal Context Symposium Announcement

Theoretical Museology in U.S. and Tribal Context Symposium Announcement

January 22, 2020

Wherein we take a break from our normal interview podcasts for a breaking news announcement on a sequel to 2018’s symposium on the definition of museums. Here Rob describes the upcoming symposium on “Theoretical Museology in U.S. and Tribal Contexts,” an online meeting of the minds in conjunction with the International Committee for Museology, the International Council on Museums, and the Association of African-American Museums. Presentation proposals are due February 28, and the symposium will be held on August 27 and 28, 2020. Click here for more information: https://spark.adobe.com/page/Xodh9D32c3KHE/.

“Defining the Museum of the 21st Century” Opening Remarks

“Defining the Museum of the 21st Century” Opening Remarks

September 28, 2018

Opening remarks by James Fennessy, Robert Denning (starting at 10:20), Debbie Disston (starting at 22:42), and Yun Shun Susie Chung (starting at 38:46). This recording is audio only and has been edited to remove false starts, technical glitches, and lengthy silences. Video version (with visual aids) is available here: https://youtu.be/ycPpvzSOAok.

“Defining the Museum of the 21st Century” Symposium Closing Keynote and Remarks

“Defining the Museum of the 21st Century” Symposium Closing Keynote and Remarks

September 27, 2018

"Defining the Museum of the 21st Century" Symposium Closing Keynote and Remarks by Robert Denning and James Fennessy

Panel III: Serving Nearby Heritage for All in Museums in the United States

Panel III: Serving Nearby Heritage for All in Museums in the United States

September 27, 2018

Panel Chairs: Yun Shun Susie Chung and Robert Denning Natalie Sweet, M.A., “Defining the Citizen within the Rural Museum: A Case Study in Programming” Sara Torres Vega, Ph.D., “The 21st Century Museum as a Lab: Lessons Learned from MoMA’s Educational History” Diana E. Marsh, Ph.D., “Toward Inclusive Museum Archives: User Research at the Smithsonian's National Anthropological Archives” Antoniette M. Guglielmo, Ph.D., “Museums of Greater Consciousness” This recording is audio only and has been edited to remove false starts, technical glitches, and lengthy silences.

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