Panel: Students — Taking Risks and Being Brave

Museum colleagues around the country continue to innovate and critically examine their work in support of students. Panelists will briefly introduce participants to their own projects to develop collaborative programs supporting the first year student experience, launching an off-campus annex maker space to expand audiences and learning opportunities, and dedicating a gallery for a flexible array of collaborative student, faculty, and staff projects. Also addressed by panelists is the need within our field to define a set of “best practices” for student curating; a now well-established practice within many academic museums and gallery programs. Those who tune-in will have the opportunity to reflect on these and other student engagement projects during current stay-at-home orders and museum and campus closures that may continue through 2021.

Moderator: Jamaal Sheats, Director & Curator, Assistant Professor, University Galleries, Fisk University and AAMG Board Member and

Kandis Barker, Curator of Education, Mulvane Art Museum, Washburn University

Derrick Cartwright, Director of University Galleries, University of San Diego

Kristen Lindberg, Associate Curator of Education for Academic Programs, Neuberger Museum of Art, SUNY Purchase

John Murphy, Hoehn Curatorial Fellow for Prints, University of San Diego

Christy Spurlock, Education Curator, Kentucky Museum, Western Kentucky University

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