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The Museum Life

The Museum Life

Friday at 7 AM Pacific

August 12th 2016:Museums and Social Action

We talk a lot about how museums can support social agendas, but seem to be short on examples. This week Peter Armstrong shares powerful examples from his own projects at the Royal Armories in England and how he is applying this experience to illuminate stories about immigration and liberty at the Jamestown and Yorktown Museum.

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Peter Armstrong

Senior Director of Museum Operations and Education, Peter Armstrong, is an internationally known leader in the museum profession with more than 25 years of experience in museum work. He came to the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation from the UK’s National Museum of Arms and Armour, where he was creative development and commercial director. Peter was also project manager for capital improvements at Fort Nelson, winner of a Royal Institute of British Architects conservation award. In 2014 he moved to the US for the post of senior director at the Jamestown and Yorktown museums in Virginia where he promotes social issues such as immigration and liberty at the sites of the first arrival of the English
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