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The Museum Life

The Museum Life

Friday at 7 AM Pacific

December 19th 2014:Objects of Experience

Objects are at the heart of museums, and their power can be harnessed to connect people to themselves, to others and to the world. This is the core thesis of The Objects of Experience: Transforming Visitor-Object Encounters in Museums (2014, Left Coast Press). This week, authors Elee Wood and Kiersten Latham describe their theoretical and practical framework for identifying the variety of ways museum visitors encounter objects and how these connections can be used to enhance the museum experience.

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Elee Wood

Elee Wood is associate professor and director of the Museum Studies Program in the School of Liberal Arts at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) with a joint appointment in education, IU School of Education. In addition, she serves as the public scholar of museums, families, and learning in a joint appointment with The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis working specifically on audience research and evaluation, and exhibition development. Elee got her start in museums as a Wizard Wing volunteer at the Milwaukee Public Museum and worked as an exhibit developer and public programs manager at Minnesota Children’s Museum. She holds a PhD in Education for Community and M
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Kiersten Latham

Kiersten Latham is assistant professor in the School of Library and Information Sciences and MuseLab curator at Kent State University where she teaches courses in library and museum studies. Kiersten holds a PhD in library and information sciences from Emporia State, a masters in historical administration and museums studies from the University of Kansas and a BA in anthropology from the University of Michigan. Kiersten has authored several books in addition to The Objects of Experience as well as many articles that have appeared in peer-reviewed journals. She is also a well-known speaker at museum and library conferences and has developed and installed numerous exhibitions.
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