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The Museum Life

The Museum Life

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January 23rd 2015:Following Up on Ferguson

In December a number of museum bloggers issued a joint statement calling for museums to address cultural and racial issues that were brought into sharp focus after tragic events in Ferguson, Missouri, and other cities around the country. A mediated Twitter conversation #museumsrespondtoferguson followed and offered a snapshot of how museums were—and were not—responding. This week a group of us will reflect on what these responses reveal about the museum community and the ability of cultural institutions to respond to social justice issues. My guests this week include Melanie Adams, Samuel W.

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Melanie Adams

Melanie Adams is the Managing Director for Community Education and Events for the Missouri History Museum. Melanie has spearheaded programming at the Missouri History Society since the Ferguson shooting, including a town meeting held last August soon after the shooting. She is also President of the Midwest Museums Association. Melanie’s professional career includes working at the University of California-Berkeley, California State University-Northridge, Washington University, and as a consultant for nonprofit organizations. She earned a bachelor's degree in English/African American studies from the University of Virginia and a Master of Education degree in Higher Education and Student
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Samuel W. Black

Samuel W. Black is the Director of African American Programs at the Senator John Heinz History Center and President of the Association of African American Museums. AAAM was the first organization to make a formal statement directly connecting museums to the issues raised by the Ferguson shooting. Samuel holds a degree in African American Studies from the University of Cincinnati and a graduate degree in Africana Studies from the State University of New York at Albany, where he was the recipient of the Perry Drake-Weston Award. Samuel has had a distinguished career as a curator, author and editor including curating the traveling exhibition Soul Soldiers: African Americans and the Vietnam
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Gretchen Jennings

Gretchen Jennings is a museum educator, administrator, and exhibition project director who worked at the Smithsonian for almost 15 years. She is one of the bloggers that signed the joint statement on Ferguson and is an unflagging advocate for museums as agents of social justice. She was a project director and senior staff member on traveling exhibitions Invention at Play and Psychology, both receiving AAM awards of excellence. She was Editor of the Exhibitionist, the journal of the National Association for Museum Exhibition (NAME) from 2007 to 2014. With an MA in History, specializing in European and African history, she has had a lifelong interest in cross cultural understanding and co
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Adrianne Russell

Adrianne Russell is a museum professional, writer and blogger. She was one of the bloggers who signed the joint statement on Ferguson and co-hosted the Twitter conversation #museumsrespondtoferguson. She has held a number of museum positions including Public Programs Coordinator at the Marianne Kistler Beach Museum and Ford Learning Center/Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. She has a Masters in Museum Studies from the University of Missouri-Kansas City and a Bachelors in Nonprofit Leadership Studies and Nonprofit Management and Leadership Certification from Rockhurst University. She blogs at Cabinet of Curiosities.
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https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2245/the-museum-life The Museum Life https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2245/the-museum-life In December a number of museum bloggers issued a joint statement calling for museums to address cultural and racial issues that were brought into sharp focus after tragic events in Ferguson, Missouri, and other cities around the country. A mediated Twitter conversation #museumsrespondtoferguson followed and offered a snapshot of how museums were—and were not—responding. This week a group of us will reflect on what these responses reveal about the museum community and the ability of cultural institutions to respond to social justice issues. My guests this week include Melanie Adams, Samuel W. Black, Gretchen Jennings, and Adrianne Russell. VoiceAmerica | Talk Radio | Online Talk Radio studio@voiceamerica.com false DD/MM/YYYY Add to Calendar
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