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The Museum Life

The Museum Life

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May 08th 2015:Inspiring Change at the AAM Conference

If you work in the museum field, you are probably familiar with the American Alliance of Museums (AAM). Its membership is one of the biggest in the field, and its annual conference attracts thousands of people each year. The conference’s 2015 theme was The Social Value of Museums, Inspiring Change. I’ll be talking with Matt Kirchman, Cecilia Garibay, Porchia Moore, and Michael Madeja about their experience at the AAM conference. Each will share something learned or exciting and tell us what they are taking back to their practice.

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Matt Kirchman

Matt Kirchman is an interpretive planner and exhibit developer. His company, ObjectIDEA, works with museums, designers, and architects to plan visitor experiences of all kinds. He most often works with museums in transition – they’re renovating a gallery; expanding the facility; contemplating their brand and identity; or building from scratch. ObjectIDEA is a small firm. Matt and his associate, Jack Pittenger, are currently working with the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown on a new permanent exhibition, with Walden Pond (in Concord, MA) on a new visitor center facility, and with the Rockpile Museum in Gillette, Wyoming in tandem with a new architectural plan. He was the ex
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Cecilia Garibay

Cecilia Garibay is principal of Garibay Group, a multicultural audience research and consulting firm that provides research, evaluation, and strategic consulting services to museums and other cultural organizations. Dr. Garibay regularly consults with institutions on audience development and community inclusion. She brings a bicultural/bilingual perspective to her work and specializes in culturally responsive and contextually relevant research and evaluation approaches. She also regularly conducts research in Spanish and English. Her research focuses on exhibits and programs in informal learning environments, particularly those aimed at reaching underrepresented audiences. Some of her r
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Porchia Moore

Porchia Moore, is a fourth year doctoral candidate enrolled in the School of Library and Information Science and McKissick Museum’s Museum Management Program at the University of South Carolina. She is the recipient of the Cultural Heritage Informatics Leadership fellowship as endowed by the Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Grant. She is a 2013-2014, 2014-2015 Humanities, Arts, Science & Technology Alliance & Colloboratory (HASTAC) Scholar (http://www.hastac.org/). Currently, she serves a two year appointment to the Professional Development Committee, which helps design and plan the annual conference for the South Carolina Federation of Museums. Moore is a regular contributing writer fo
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Michael Madeja

Michael Madeja is currently pursuing his Master of Arts in Teaching as a graduate student in the Museum Education Program at George Washington University. He began his museum career at the Philadelphia Zoo and has since migrated to the Education department at Ford’s Theatre. Appointed as a co-chair for D.C. Metro Emerging Museum Professionals, Michael aspires to create change in the field. He also freelances for Museum Hack as a digital media content consultant. Michael will be focusing on “best practices” as one of the co-moderators in a weekly Twitter chat: #MuseumEdChat. Michael received a Bachelor of Arts with honors in Biological Anthropology from Temple University.
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