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The Museum Life

The Museum Life

Friday at 7 AM Pacific

May 29th 2015:Museum Workers Speak

What do you do when your baby bird of an idea gets squashed? You pursue it. Museum Workers Speak was the fledgling idea of Alyssa Greenberg, Monica Montgomery, Jillian Reese, and Nina Pelaez who saw an opportunity to support the theme of social justice at the 2015 American Alliance of Museums conference. When their conference proposal was not selected by the conference organizers, these dedicated museum professionals used their astuteness in social media marketing and their superb organizational skills to hold the discussion offsite from the conference. The results are reverberating throughout

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Alyssa Greenberg

Alyssa Greenberg is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Art History at UIC and a recipient of the University Fellowship and the Dean's Scholar Award. Her research interests include museum pedagogy and the museum as a site of activism. She is an active member of UIC’s Art History Graduate Student Association and the UIC Graduate Employees Organization. From 2011-2014, she worked as an education assistant at the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum. Her professional affiliations include the Art21 Educators program and the Publicly Active Graduate Education (PAGE) Fellowship of Imagining America. She currently serves on the leadership committee for Chicago Emerging Museum Professionals and is
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Monica O. Montgomery

Monica O. Montgomery is a brandraiser and cultural entrepreneur, curating media, museums and memory to enhance creative inspiration. She is the director of the Lewis Latimer Historic House Museum. Monica is remixing the museum experience, interpreting diversity, creativity and community to bridge past and present through the lens of Latimer’s legacy. Her thought leadership merges public affairs, event production, arts marketing and cultural policy. She believes museums should serve society, and she speaks and consults with institutions along the eastern seaboard. Monica is the co-founder of Museum Hue, a platform for cultural diversity advancing people of color via arts, culture and mus
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Jillian Reese

Jillian Reese is an emerging museum professional interested in how museums can support socially just communities. Obsessed with food, pop culture, and Detroit. Jillian is Community Relations Specialist at the Detroit Institute of Arts.
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Nina Pelaez

Nina Pelaez is the 2014-15 Kress Museum Interpretation Fellow at the High Museum of Art. There, she developed High Art Connect, an interpretive blog focused on the intersections of art, social practice, and community engagement. She is passionate about fostering public engagement and inclusion within museums, and is particularly interested in the ways that theoretical models— particularly queer, feminist, and critical race theories—might help inform interpretive practice and engagement within cultural institutions. Her research interests include the exploration of trauma, memory, and the body in contemporary photography and public installation. She holds an M.A. from the Williams College G
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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 What do you do when your baby bird of an idea gets squashed? You pursue it. Museum Workers Speak was the fledgling idea of Alyssa Greenberg, Monica Montgomery, Jillian Reese, and Nina Pelaez who saw an opportunity to support the theme of social justice at the 2015 American Alliance of Museums conference. When their conference proposal was not selected by the conference organizers, these dedicated museum professionals used their astuteness in social media marketing and their superb organizational skills to hold the discussion offsite from the conference. The results are reverberating throughout the museum community. Listen this week as the Museum Workers Speak organizers discuss their next steps. VoiceAmerica | Talk Radio | Online Talk Radio studio@voiceamerica.com false DD/MM/YYYY Add to Calendar
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