NYSCA/GHHN Creativity Incubator Workshop Series
Southern Tier Session:  Finger Lakes Boating Museum
Hammondsport, NY
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Workshop Fee: $25*

Fourteen acres, nineteen buildings, and more than 160 boats! The Finger Lakes Boating Museum in Hammonsport explores the boat builders and the boat building heritage of the Finger Lakes in multiple ways.  This fascinating museum will be the site of our 5th Creativity Incubator workshop and will serve as a "lab" for participants to test out ways to think more imaginatively about the interpretation of their own collections and visitor experiences.

This session's Museum Maverick is Andrea Jones - an independent consultant and educator known for her "outside the box"
thinking. She collaborates with museums and educational organizations to reinvent storytelling and interpretive methods in the service of greater relevancy and meaning for public audiences. Recognized for her role in reinventing interpretive strategy at the Atlanta History Center and Accokeek Foundation (in Maryland), she is a champion of immersive and thought-provoking experiences. 
In 2016, her team won the award for "Innovation in Museum Education" from the American Alliance of Museums. 
She blogs at 

We invite you to join Museum Maverick Andrea Jones, the staff of Greater Hudson Heritage Network and the New York State Council on the Arts' Museum Program for a workshop unlike any other. What immersive and thought-provoking experiences can we uncover together? We'll explore this museum and its collections, and get creative - with techniques you can take back and try at your own museum whether you have boats, costumes, paintings...or a little bit of everything!

So, what exactly is the NYSCA/GHHN Creativity Incubator?
The NYSCA/GHHN Creativity Incubator workshop series invites staff in museums to test out experimental interpretive approaches. Each workshop session is completely different! The end goal of the program is to open our eyes to new 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 5th stop on our journey to think more creatively. We can't wait to see what ideas hatch!

*Workshop fee includes lite breakfast, networking luncheon, and resource materials. Non-NYS Registration is $35
Interested? Don't wait to register - space is very limited!!

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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.