Curators Using Counternarratives: Inclusive Storytelling about Cultural Artifacts

Sunday, September 30, 2018: 1:45 PM-3:00 PM
Meeting Room 27 (Connecticut Convention Center)
Session Leader:
Lauren Causey, Senior Evaluation and Research Associate, Science Museum of Minnesota
Presenters:
Lauren Causey, Senior Evaluation and Research Associate, Science Museum of Minnesota, Lath Carlson, Executive Director, Living Computers: Museum + Labs, Kathryn Murano Santos, Senior Director of Collections and Exhibits, Rochester Museum & Science Center, Elizabeth Rasekoala, President, African Gong—the Pan-African Network for the Popularisation of Science & Technology and Science Communication, Robert Payo, Educational Technology Coordinator, Denver Museum of Nature & Science and Liza Pryor, Project Leader, Science Museum of Minnesota

Science and natural history museums and centers possess intriguing artifacts that may be of immediate relevance to communities of color and Native Americans, yet curatorial choices are often not inclusive of their experiences. An array of successful efforts toward broader public engagement will be discussed. Concrete tips will be shared.

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