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.

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.

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.”

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.

Panel II: Collecting Tangible and Non-Tangible Heritage in Museums in the United States

Panel II: Collecting Tangible and Non-Tangible Heritage in Museums in the United States

September 27, 2018

Panel Chairs: Monica de Gorgas and David de la Torre Jeffrey Max Henry, M.A., "The Artifacts of Cultural Change and Their Effect on the Museum” (starting at 1:40) Fabienne Sowa-Dobkowski, Ph.D., “Calling for the Inclusion of “Natural” Heritage in the New ICOM Definition of the Museum” (starting at 4:09) Alexandros Giannikopoulos, M.Sc., "Museum 4D” (starting at 21:27) This recording is audio only and has been edited to remove false starts, technical glitches, and lengthy silences. Jeffrey Henry’s presentation has been replaced by a short abstract and slideshow. Video version (with visual aids) is available here: https://youtu.be/XUUCr_nS6Ng

Panel I: Nation-Building in Museums in the United States

Panel I: Nation-Building in Museums in the United States

September 27, 2018

Panel Chairs: Anna Leshchenko and Deborah Ziska Lara Hall, M.A., "In Lieu of Objectivity: Defining Advocacy in the New Museum” (starting at 0:01:34) Mariko Kageyama, M.S., J.D., "Legal, Equitable, and Ethical Perspectives on Heritage in Museums” (starting at 0:17:30) Jillian Hartley, Ph.D., “Commemorating the Civil War in Border States: The Case of John Hunt Morgan” (starting at 0:35:39) 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/bF47gZNRkNI

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.

“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

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

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

September 25, 2018

François Mairesse, "History & Developments of ICOFOM and Defining the Museum of the 21st Century" Alyce Sadongei, "The 21st Century Museum in Native America" (starting at 0:30:00). 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/GoLt4f6DGSI

Ann Davis - Museum Specialist, Professor, and ICOFOM Board Member

Ann Davis - Museum Specialist, Professor, and ICOFOM Board Member

August 22, 2018

Dr. Ann Davis is the past president and current board member of ICOFOM, former director of the Nickle Arts Museum at the University of Calgary, and professor of museum studies at a variety of institutions across Canada. Today we discuss Ann’s academic and professional background, her experiences as director of art museums, and her expectations for how museums will change in the twenty-first century.

This episode’s recommendations: Ann Davis and Kerstin Smeds, eds., Visiting the Visitor: An Enquiry into the Visitor Business in Museums (Columbia University Press, 2016): https://cup.columbia.edu/book/visiting-the-visitor/9783837632897 Nickle Arts Museum: https://nickle.ucalgary.ca/ Winnipeg Art Gallery: https://www.wag.ca/ Toledo Museum of Art: http://www.toledomuseum.org/

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

Alyce Sadongei - Program Manager, American Indian Language Development Institute

Alyce Sadongei - Program Manager, American Indian Language Development Institute

August 9, 2018

Alyce Sadongei is the Program Manager for the American Indian Language Development Institute. In this episode, Alyce discusses her training and career, and the role that museums and other institutions play in the preservation of American Indian culture.

This episode’s recommendations: Camille Callison, Loriene Roy, and Gretchen LeCheminant, eds., Indigenous Notions of Ownership and Libraries, Archives and Museums (IFLA Publications, 2016), https://www.degruyter.com/view/product/429232 Alyce Sadongei, Old Poisons, New Problems: A Museum Resource for Managing Contaminated Cultural Materials (AltaMira Press, 2005), https://rowman.com/ISBN/9780759105157/Old-Poisons-New-Problems-A-Museum-Resource-for-Managing-Contaminated-Cultural-Materials Arizona State Museum: http://www.statemuseum.arizona.edu/ Kevin Kerslake, dir., Bad Reputation (2018): https://www.badreputationfilm.com/ Air and Space Museum: https://airandspace.si.edu/ National Museum of African American History and Culture: https://nmaahc.si.edu/

The American Indian Language Development Institute’s website is http://aildi.arizona.edu/. Rob Denning and James Fennessy can be reached at workinghistorians@gmail.com. Follow us on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/FilibusterHist.

Anna Leshchenko - Museologist and ICOFOM Board Member

Anna Leshchenko - Museologist and ICOFOM Board Member

July 26, 2018

Anna Leshchenko is a museum specialist and board member of the International Committee for Museology. In this episode we talk to Anna about her academic and professional background, her experiences with ICOFOM, and her determination to incorporate data analytics and other scientific principles into the study of museums.

This episode’s recommendations: GULAG History State Museum: http://www.gmig.ru/ Anna Leshchenko, “What does the Future of Museums Look Like?” Aksenov Family Foundation (2016): http://aksenovff.com/en/what-does-the-future-of-museums-look-like/ Museum of Ice Cream: https://www.museumoficecream.com/ Alfred W. Crosby’s passing: https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/obituaries/alfred-crosby-environmental-historian-of-columbian-exchange-dies-at-87/2018/04/05/d16963e2-38de-11e8-9c0a-85d477d9a226_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.f6128da46615

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

Deborah Ziska - Lecturer, Johns Hopkins University

Deborah Ziska - Lecturer, Johns Hopkins University

July 11, 2018

Deborah Ziska teaches for Johns Hopkins University, is a board member for the United States and Marketing and Public Relations Committees of the International Council of Museums and for the Friends of the Art Museum of the Americas for the Organization of American States, and is the former Chief of Communications for the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC. In this episode, we discuss Deborah’s career and current museum projects she is involved with in Latin America.

This episode’s recommendations: ICOM website: http://www.icomus.org/ Favela Museum, Rio de Janeiro: https://www.museudefavela.org/ Turquoise Mountain: Artists Transforming Afghanistan: https://www.si.edu/Exhibitions/Turquoise-Mountain-Artists-Transforming-Afghanistan-5975 National Memorial for Peace and Justice: https://museumandmemorial.eji.org/ Assassin’s Creed Origins: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/16/arts/assassins-creed-origins-education.html

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

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.

Bruno Brulon Soares - Professor of Museology, Universidade Federal do Estado do Rio de Janeiro

Bruno Brulon Soares - Professor of Museology, Universidade Federal do Estado do Rio de Janeiro

May 30, 2018

Dr. Bruno Brulon Soares is a Professor of Museology at Universidade Federal do Estado do Rio de Janeiro and is Vice President of the International Committee for Museology (ICOFOM). In this episode of Filibustering Museology we talk about Bruno’s academic career and his research into experimental and community museums.

This episode’s recommendations: Museum of Removals in Rio de Janeiro: https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2016/05/rios-museum-of-removals-shows-the-human-cost-of-th.html Bruno Brulon Soares and Anaildo Bernardo Baraçal, Stránský: uma ponte Brno — Brasil / Stránský: a bridge Brno — Brazil (ICOFOM, 2017): http://network.icom.museum/fileadmin/user_upload/minisites/icofom/images/Icofom_Stransky_couv_cahierFINAL.pdf Bruno Brulon Soares, História da Museologia [The History of Museology]: https://historiadamuseologia.blog/ Brooklyn Museum controversy: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/brooklyn-museum-white-curator-african-art_us_5abc09e6e4b06409775cd2d7

Rob Denning can be reached at snhuhistory@gmail.com or r.denning@snhu.edu. James Fennessy can be reached at j.fennessy@snhu.edu. Susie Chung can be reached at y.chung1@snhu.edu. Follow us on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/FilibusterHist.

François Mairesse – Professor of Museology, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris, and ICOFOM President

François Mairesse – Professor of Museology, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris, and ICOFOM President

May 8, 2018

Dr. François Mairesse is a professor at the Université Sorbonne Nouvelle in Paris and is president of the International Committee for Museology. In this episode of Filibustering Museology we discuss Dr. Mairesse’s background, the various symposia hosted by ICOFOM, and the changing definitions of “museum.”

This episode’s recommendations: ICOFOM Study Series: http://network.icom.museum/icofom/publications/icofom-study-series/ Defining the Museum in the 21st Century: The ICOFOM Symposiums: http://network.icom.museum/icofom/meetings/previous-conferences/defining-the-museum/ Digital Harlem: Everyday Life 1915-1930: http://digitalharlem.org/ Dylan Ruediger, “The AHA Jobs Report: The 2016-17 Data Obscure as Much as They Reveal,” Perspectives on History (February, 2018), https://www.historians.org/publications-and-directories/perspectives-on-history/march-2018/the-aha-jobs-report-the-2016%E2%80%9317-data-obscure-as-much-as-they-reveal

Rob Denning can be reached at snhuhistory@gmail.com or r.denning@snhu.edu. James Fennessy can be reached at j.fennessy@snhu.edu. Susie Chung can be reached at y.chung1@snhu.edu. Follow us on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/FilibusterHist.

Defining the Museum of the 21st Century (and Other News)

Defining the Museum of the 21st Century (and Other News)

February 22, 2018

An intermission of sorts, wherein Rob discusses some of the interesting things coming soon for the podcast and Southern New Hampshire University’s online history program. Of particular note is an upcoming symposium on “Defining the Museum of the 21st Century: Evolving Multiculturalism in Museums in the United States,” which SNHU is hosting in conjunction with the International Conference for Museology on September 14, 2018.

Links: “Defining the Museum of the 21st Century” Symposium website: https://spark.adobe.com/page/s8rn34Jgnohic/ History Soundbites Podcast: https://soundcloud.com/user-399142700/sets/history-soundbites Filibustering History Twitter feed: https://twitter.com/FilibusterHist Filibustering History YouTube Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL2BOWpayQhZOQM576L6qxG2LPF8ou8Nhm

Rob Denning can be reached at snhuhistory@gmail.com or r.denning@snhu.edu. James Fennessy can be reached at j.fennessy@snhu.edu.

Yun Shun Susie Chung - Team Lead and Adjunct Faculty, Southern New Hampshire University

Yun Shun Susie Chung - Team Lead and Adjunct Faculty, Southern New Hampshire University

December 7, 2017

Dr. Susie Chung is a Team Lead and an instructor in the graduate history program at Southern New Hampshire University. In this episode, Dr. Chung talks about recent developments in the field of museum studies, her research projects, and her globe-spanning adventures in museology.

This episode’s recommendations: The House on the Rock: https://www.thehouseontherock.com/HOTR_AttractionMain.htm Phil Marcade, Punk Avenue: Inside the New York City Underground, 1972-1982: http://threeroomspress.com/authors/punk-avenue/ Whistlestop with John Dickerson: http://www.slate.com/articles/podcasts/whistlestop.html

Dr. Chung can be reached at y.chung1@snhu.edu. Rob Denning can be reached at snhuhistory@gmail.com or r.denning@snhu.edu. James Fennessy can be reached at j.fennessy@snhu.edu. Follow us on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/FilibusterHist.

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