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Creativity Incubator Workshop Series
Long Island Session
Friday, June 9, 2017
Location will be announced on 5/23!
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Workshop Fee: $25

If museum visitors are continually greeted by the 'same old - same old', why should they return?  In these days of an aging audience, shrinking attendance, tightened budgets, increased competition, and exponential growth of technology & social media, institutions need to keep their exhibitions fresh and take bold steps to expand their museum's interpretation.  

To address this statewide need, NYSCA and GHHN are partnering on the Creativity Incubator, a 2-year pilot partnership program. The Creativity Incubator workshop series will encourage staff in museums to test out experimental interpretive approaches. As part of this hands-on experience, one lucky site will have their collections or permanent installations re-imagined by creative thinkers in the field and session participants.  The sold-out Hudson Valley session was held on April 25 at Boscobel House & Gardens. Now, three sites on Long Island are vying for this opportunity: Old Westbury Gardens, Raynham Hall Museum, and Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum - and you get to choose!  Voting is only open for three weeks and anyone can vote! To vote for the workshop location, click here.

The Creativity Incubator workshop series will be led by the Museum Mavericks, some of the most creative thinkers in the field today.  In the Hudson Valley session, we are pleased to have Franklin Vagnone acting as the Museum Maverick. Franklin is a highly trained and innovative museum professional who specializes in looking at collections with a fresh new perspective- challenging long-held perceptions and offering a rule-breaking outlook on museum exhibitions. Participants will have the chance to explore the chosen site's collections, discovering the amazing stories they hold and creating new ones. The end goal of the program is to open our eyes to the possibilities and encourage museums to think more imaginatively about the interpretation of their collections and the visitor experience. 

We're very excited to bring this unique opportunity to museums around our great state - and hope you'll join us on this journey to think more creatively! We can't wait to see what ideas hatch!

Space is extremely limited - don't delay! 

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The Creativity Incubator, a NYSCA/GHHN Partnerhip Program, 
is made possible with funds from the New York State Council on the Arts
with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.