Collaborative Approaches | Meaningful Experiences

Solmssen Court

This dynamic symposium marks the debut of the new book by Associate Professor Polly McKenna-Cress MFA '95 (Museum Exhibition Planning & Design), director of Museum Studies and chair of the Museum Exhibition Planning & Design program, and co-author Janet Kamien titled Creating Exhibitions: Collaboration in Planning, Development and Design of Interpretive Experiences.

Registration is required for attendance: $185.* Symposium is free to UArts students with valid ID and $50 for all other students with valid ID.** Hotel booking through Double Tree Hotel (237 South Broad Street): 215-893-1600. Contact Laura Hargreaves (215) 717-6489 or lhargreaves@uarts.edu for more information.

* A copy of the book is free with full registration.
** Book not included with student registration.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11
9 AM - 6 PM
Continental breakfast & lunch included; local dine around for dinner

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12
9 AM - 12 PM
Continental breakfast included

"Collaborative Approaches | Meaningful Experiences" will engage attendees with presentations, conversations and workshops focusing on collaborative approaches to integrative design thinking in the creation of meaningful social experiences and interactions within exhibitions. These provocateurs have utilized museums as public venues to facilitate local and global change. Discussions and installations will be led by:

MARK O'NEILL, FMA PhD
Director of Policy and Research
Glasgow Life, Open Museum Glasgow
Museums: Wisdom, Wellbeing and Justice

ELAINE HEUMANN GURIAN
Senior Consultant, The Museum Group
She will be discussing institutional collaborations

PAUL MARTIN
Senior Vice President, Science Learning
Science Museum of Minnesota
Collaboration in developing socially minded content

FLUX FOUNDATION
Collaborative and Interactive Installation
Building Art Through Community, Building Community Through Art

LESLIE BEDFORD, PhD
Educator, Author and Consultant
The Museum Group
Connecting through story

JEREMY BEAUDRY
Program Director, Master of Industrial Design
University of the Arts
Collaborative, socially engaged art/design practice

UArts MEPD 2013 MFA graduates JORDAN KLEIN and RENEE WASSER
Exhibition Designer, Staten Island Children’s Museum
POINTS OF interSECTion: Interdisciplinary Collaborations

Hamilton Hall
320 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
United States

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