2012 AAMG Annual Conference

Tools of Engagement: Securing Commitment on Campus

AAMG 2012 Annual Conference
Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Campus
Saturday, April 28, 2012
Deadline for Submissions: Thursday, September 15, 2011

Academic museums and galleries are by definition part of larger ‘parent’ institutions. Many such museums and galleries have experienced challenges and successes negotiating the complexities unique to this relationship. Museum professionals know that academic museums and galleries are vital centers of original research, interdisciplinary dialogue and participatory learning, however academic colleagues in the ranks of faculty and administration can be unaware of the tremendous value academic museums and galleries bring to the campus. How do we get administrators and faculty to work with and for us, and bring their colleagues on board? The conference will focus on positive strategies for getting the ‘buy in’ we need from our faculty, academic administrators, presidents and other campus stakeholders.

Through the presentation of outstanding case studies, thoughtful papers and lively roundtable discussions, the 2012 AAMG Annual Conference will explore various creative strategies for negotiating with and advocating our value to the parent institution.

Conference Agenda

8:00 – 8:30a.m.
Bus Transportation to site
Buses will pick up at the Minneapolis Hilton, the 11th St. entrance between 2nd ave and Marquette ave.

8:30 – 9:00 a.m.
Registration and Coffee

9:15 – 9:30 a.m.
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Jill Hartz, President AAMG, Executive Director, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art University of Oregon, Eugene, OR
Ford Bell, President, American Association of Museums
Karen Hanson, Provost, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Lyndell King, Director and Chief Curator, Weisman Art Museum, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

9:30 – 10:45 a.m.
Key Note Session
The Academic Art Museum at Crossroads

Max Marmor, Director, Samuel H. Kress Foundation

What Difference Can a Campus Art Museum Make? Findings from The Kress Foundation Campus Art Museum Study
Dr. Corrine Glesne, Independent Researcher and Educator

The Curatorial Debut of a Math Major: Engaging Students from Across the Curriculum in the University of Arizona Art Museum
Lauren Rabb, Curator of Art, University of Arizona Art Museum

Teaching with Art across Disciplines at the Allen Memorial Art Museum
Dr. Liliana Milkova, Curator of Academic Programs, Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College, Oberlin

Smart Exhibitions: Recent Faculty Collaborations at the Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago
Anne Leonard, Curator and Mellon Program Coordinator, Smart Museum of Art

Positioning the Art Museum at the Forefront of Interdisciplinary Research: The Spencer Museum of Art and its Partnership with The Commons
Dr. Celka Straughn, Andrew W. Mellon Director of Academic Programs, Spencer Museum of Art

10:45 – 11:00 a.m.
Mini Break

11:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Paper Presenter I
Engaging Art and Engineers – A Case Study
Dr. Ronald R. Bernier, Dept. of Humanities and Social Sciences, Wentworth Institute of Technology, Boston, MA

11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Paper Presenter II
A Native American Museum Reaches Across the Curriculum: A Study in Adaptability
Presenters: Meg Bero, Executive Director, the Schingoethe Center for Native American Cultures and the Schingoethe Art Gallery, Instructor, Museum Studies and Dr. Donovan Gwinner, Assistant Professor of English and Schingoethe Fellow.

12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Hot Topics Lunch
Complimentary lunch will be served at the Weisman on the 1st floor, to the right of the reception desk.

1:30 – 2:15 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions I
Creating the Art Museum of West Virginia University–It Helps to Have the Provost on Your Side
Dr. Joyce Ice, Director, Art Museum of West Virginia University, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV
Dr. Bernard Schultz, Director of Education and External Affairs, Art Museum of West Virginia University (and immediate past Dean, WVU’s College of Creative Arts)

Engaging Encounters: Curriculum Connections at the Hallie Ford Museum of Art
Dr. Ann M. Nicgorski, Faculty Curator, Hallie Ford Museum of Art, Professor of Art History and Archaeology, Department of Art History, Willamette University, Salem, OR

If you’re not learning, they’re not learning: a multi-layered collaboration
India Clark, Curator of Education, Bakalar & Paine Galleries, MassArt College of Art and Design, Boston, MA
Aimee DeBose, Art Education professor, MassArt College of Art and Design, Boston, MA
Robert Leyen, Art Education student, MassArt College of Art and Design, Boston, MA

2:15 – 2:30 p.m.
Mini Break

12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions II
Town/Gown Connect: Leveraging Community Assets Across the Campus
Shari Osborn, Community Activist and Museum Educator, Locust Grove: Samuel Morse Museum and Mansion, Poughkeepsie, NY
Brian Wallace, Curatorial Liaison for Art and Artifacts, Bryn Mawr College

The Museums Concentration: Academic Engagement at the Smith College Museum of Art
Maggie Lind, Associate Educator for Academic Programs, Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, MA
Ann Musser, Associate Director for Academic Programs and Public Education, Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, MA

Providing College Faculty with Tools for Object-Based Learning: Stories of Success
Ellen Alvord, Andrew W. Mellon Coordinator of Academic Affairs, Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, South Hadley, MA
Pamela J. Russell, Andrew W. Mellon Coordinator of College Programs, Mead Art Museum, Amherst College, Amherst, MA

3:15 – 3:30 p.m.
Mini Break

3:30 – 4:15 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions III
Reviving Natural History Teaching Collections with Campus Student Fees
Mariko Kageyama Collections Manager, Vertebrate Zoology, University of Colorado Museum of Natural History, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
Dr. Christy McCain Assistant Professor, Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, and Curator of Vertebrates: Boulder Museum of Natural History, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO

Coaxing Them Out of the Box: New Ways to Use Old Objects in the Classroom
Dan Bartlett, Curator of Exhibits and Education, Instructor of Museum Studies Logan Museum of Anthropology, Beloit College, Beloit, WI.

4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Weisman Art Museum
The bus will leave promptly at 5:30 to go to the next location

5:45 – 6:30 p.m.
Bell Museum of Natural History
The bus will leave promptly at 6:30 to go to the next location

6:45 – 7:45 p.m.
Raptor Center, College of Veterinary Science
Goldstein Museum of Design
Buses will leave promptly at 7:45 to drop off at the Minneapolis Hilton, the 11th St. entrance between 2nd ave and Marquette ave.