Museums and the Public Humanities: A Panel Discussion
Friday, September 5, 2014
Museum directors and curators will explore current and future prospects for public humanities work in museums of ethnography and cultural history during this free public panel discussion. The panelists will discuss digital humanities, the changing status of curation, and career preparation.
Panelists will include C. Kurt Dewhurst (Director of Arts and Cultural Initiatives, Michigan State University, Marin Hanson (Curator, International Quilt Study Center and Museum), Jason Baird Jackson (Director, Mathers Museum of World Cultures), Jon Kay (Director, Traditional Arts Indiana), Marsha MacDowell (Curator of Folk Arts, Michigan State University Museum), and Mary Worrall (Curator of Cultural Heritage, Michigan State University Museum).
This event is part of a larger initiative funded by the College Arts and Humanities Institute through the Global Midwest initiative of the Humanities Without Walls (HWW) consortium. HWW has been generously funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.