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International Symposium in Museum Studies

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Posted by: via Zoom (virtual host: South Dakota State University)
Deadline: Fri, August 27th, 2021

The School of Design at South Dakota State University invites you to submit a proposal to the 2021 Museum Studies International Symposium VIRTUAL DIALOGUE: Museum Academics and Professionals on Challenges and Opportunities in the Post-Covid World, which will be held virtually via Zoom on November 16-19, 2021. 

This symposium will gather academics and scholars involved in Museum Studies undergraduate and graduate programs, as well as museum professionals from institutions of various typology and sizes. Specifically, the focus will be on the challenges and opportunities the COVID pandemic has provided to academics and scholars developing alternative or complementary online and hybrid course offerings, as well as to professionals implementing educational and outreach programming alternatives to the physical spaces of the museum. An overarching goal for the symposium is to better equip educators and professionals to prepare students from Museum Studies programs with the knowledge needed to work with virtual programming, which has become the norm during the pandemic and will not be disappearing in the future. Rather, virtual programming will most likely assume a complementary and essential role in supplementing the physical experience of the museum. Learning more on the successes and failures from fellow colleagues and scholars will help build greater awareness of best practices and foster professional relationships among all attendees.

Keynote speakers:

-          Donna L. Merkt, Director of the South Dakota Art Museum;

-          Phyllis Hecht, the Founding Director of the Johns Hopkins University Master of Arts in Museum Studies program;

-          Julie Carmean, Manager of National Teacher Programs at the National Gallery of Art;

-          Anra Kennedy, Partnerships Director at Culture24.

Please, request the submission information and form to Complete submissions are due by Friday, Aug. 27, 2021.

Posted on Thu, July 22nd, 2021
Expires on Fri, August 27th, 2021

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