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The Museum Life

The Museum Life

Friday at 7 AM Pacific

November 22nd 2013:Museum as Theater

It’s been said that museums are stages and visitors are the performers. Museum theater provides opportunities for visitors to become part of the story, exploring history, science and art in new and relevant ways. Museum theater techniques can transport visitors back in time and help them grapple with sensitive and sometimes painful subjects. Museum theater can also cross traditional content areas, bringing history to life in science museums and creating context for science in history museums. Listen as Catherine Hughes, a pioneer in this field, shares her experiences using museum theater to e

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Catherine Hughes, PhD

Catherine Hughes, PhD, is a hybrid theatre practitioner, museum professional, educator, and researcher. Currently, she is Director of Interpretation and Evaluation at Conner Prairie History Museum, where she oversees daily operations of six interpretive areas across more than 200 acres. Previously, Catherine was Project Director for Meet the Past, a 3-year initiative to transform the visitor experience at the Atlanta History Center. She has also worked at the Museum of Science, Boston and the London Science Museum, and founded the International Museum Theatre Alliance. Catherine has consulted with a number of institutions, such as the National Museum of Australia, University of Manchester (U
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