Symposium Schedule

Sunday February 16, 2020

The Wooly, 20 N. Main St.


5:00pm-8:00pm   Welcome party

Screening Hidden Lives Illuminated

Monday February 17, 2020

Smathers Library Room 100


8:30am                Registration

9:00am                Welcome 

9:30am-10:30am Keynote Kaywin Feldman, Director, National Gallery of Art


10:30am-10:45am  Break


Defining Museums Today

Jodi McCoy

Democratizing the 21st century Museum: From being for somebody to being for all 

Ena Heller

A Model for a Constituent Museum

Yulia Tikhonova

In conversation with the ICOM definition of MUSEUM

Porchia Moore

12:00pm-1:00pm  Lunch provided onsite by our generous sponsors

1:00pm-1:30pm    Lightning Talks

Trauma on Display: Exhibiting Difficult History

Kaitlyn Hof-Mahoney


Satisfaction is key: Volunteer motivation factors in an art museum

Sarah Graves 


Holistic Storytelling: Reimagining Virtual Reality for Accessible User Experience at Historic Sites and Museums 

Laken Brooks

3D Printing Grenada Petroglyphs

Brittany Mistretta and Jonathan Hanna


Uncomfortable History at SCAD Museum of Art

Ethan Krezner

1:45pm-2:30pm    PopUp Museum in Smathers Lobby presented by FLMNH


A New Role for Museums in the 21st Century

Doug Jones 

Interpreting the Impact of Sea Level Rise in Historic Coastal Communities: The Resilient Nantucket Model

Marty Hylton and Marygrace Kennedy 

3:45-4:00pm         Break

4:00pm-5:00pm  Keynote Sean Kelley, Senior Vice President and Director of

Interpretation, Eastern State Penitentiary

5:00pm                 Closing remarks 

6:00pm-8:00pm   UF Museum Studies 20th Anniversary Celebration

Florida Museum of Natural History

Tuesday February 18, 2020

Smathers Library Room 100


8:30am                 Registration

9:00am                 Welcome 

9:15am-10:15am   Keynote Joanne Jones-Rizzi, Vice President of Science, Equity, and 

Education, Science Museum of Minnesota 

10:15am-10:30am  Break



Pop-Up Museum: Connect People to Nature Where They Are

Darcie MacMahon 


Museum on the road

Carmem Beatriz de Paula Henrique 


Reimagining Docent Education: Inclusive Gallery Teaching and Community Building 

Emily Hogrefe-Riberio and Callan Steinmann


Creating Openings for Authentic Museum-Community Collaborations in

University Classrooms

Carissa DiCindio 


Museum as Stage: Opening Doors through Oral History Performance 

Eric Segal and Jeffrey Pufahl

12:15pm-1:30pm    Lunch provided onsite by our generous sponsors

1:30pm-2:30pm Keynote Laura Lott, President, American Alliance of Museums (AAM)


Museum Methods at the University of South Florida: Transforming Museum Practice at the Undergraduate Level

Vivian Gornik and Michelle Assaad 

Museum Studies in Transition: Responding to External and Internal Challenges

Greg Stevens, Suse Anderson and Haitham Eid 

Creating a Radical Pedagogy for the Future of Museums

Briley Rasmussen and Porchia Moore 

4:30pm                Closing remarks 

UF Museum Studies 

20th Anniversary

Museums Challenge

A Symposium for Transformative Practice

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