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CONFERENCE SESSION IN DC TO DISCUSS BRAVERY On the opening day of the 2018 CAJM conference, museum professionals will address the topic of Bravery and Caution: Risk Taking in Museum Work in a plenary session. Laura Schiavo (George Washington University), Sean Kelly (Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site), Patty Rhule (Newseum), Sharon Sahid (Cortina Productions) and Lisa Yun Lee (National Public Housing Museum) will address how museums are challenging audiences as well as their own institutional culture. The panel will look at courage in museums today and will ask: When is risk-taking productive or counter productive? What institutional risks come with difficult or contested narratives? What perils and opportunities are inherent in presenting contemporary issues? The panel will explore balances between professional caution and action. Image: Maria Bryk/Newseum
TAKING A STAND
Congratulations to the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, whose new 4,000-square-foot Take a Stand Center will open on October 29th. It includes three new immersive, interactive galleries emphasizing social justice. The Center employs groundbreaking technology developed by USC Shoah Foundation that enables "conversations" with recorded Holocaust survivors via 3-D holography. The action-oriented Take a Stand Lab offers hands-on tools for affecting change, models activism styles, and provides a take-home toolkit for visitors.
2018 conference in DC is proud to feature
Corine Wegener, Cultural Heritage Preservation Officer of the
Smithsonian Institution and Chair of
ICOM's Disaster Risk Management Committee. Be sure to hear her at our forthcoming conference session on
International Cultural Property at Risk on February 26. Congratulations to Wegener on her recent award from the
International Committee of the Blue Shield - which works to protect world cultural heritage threatened by natural and human-made disasters.
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