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ICOM-US Webinar Series: Part 2: The Function of Collecting

WHAT IS A MUSEUM?  AN EXPLORATION IN SIX PARTS

Webinar Series

Join your museum colleagues to discuss what makes a museum, a museum. The very core of our existence is being questioned today both within the museum field and the broader society. We are at a transformative moment in the history of museums. Contribute to this critical dialogue in a series of webinars investigating how museums meet their sustainable, ethical, political, social and cultural responsibilities in the 21st century. This six-part series brings international museum experts together to contribute to our understanding of the challenges in our world and thoughts toward a new definition for “museum” in the United States.

Webinar Series sponsored by the US National Committee of the International Council of Museums (ICOM-US)

Register today for Part 2!

PART 2: THE FUNCTION OF COLLECTING
Tuesday January 19, 2021
12pm EST

The defining essential unity in museums are the functions of collecting, preserving, documenting, researching, exhibiting and in other ways, communicating and interpreting evidence of human culture and history for the benefit of everyone. Should our collections shift as our communities do? In a world aimed towards political correctness, how do we address collections as a result of power and colonization?

Speakers
Danielle KuijtenCo‐Curator/Acting Director, Imagine IC and Chair of ICOM International Committee COMCOL (Netherlands)
Anne PasternakShelby White and Leon Levy Director, Brooklyn Museum of Art  (U.S.)
Tukufu ZuberiLead Curator, Africa Galleries, Penn Museum (U.S.)

Moderators
Kathy Dwyer Southern, Professor, Museum Studies Program, George Washington University, ICOM-US Board Member and Immd. Past Co-Chair
William Eiland, Director, Georgia Museum of Art, ICOM-US Board Member and Treasurer

Register per webinar to attend: limited seats available

ICOM Members: Free to attend
Non-Members: $20 registration fee

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