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Alexa

Alexa Fairchild Local Program Director Turnaround Arts: New York City

I direct Turnaround Arts: New York City, a program run by The Kennedy Center that transforms priority schools through the strategic use of the arts. For ten years, I ran school programs at the Brooklyn Museum, leading a talented team of educators and hosting kids and teachers for fun, engaging gallery experiences. My professional life includes serving on the Board of Directors for the Museum Education Roundtable and contributing as a peer reviewer to its publication, the Journal of Museum Education. I'm an advisor to the Women's International Leadership Program at International House and ArtWorks NYC, and I served two years as president of the New York City Museum Educators Roundtable. I've worked at the Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia (U.B.C.) in my hometown of Vancouver, Canada; Lower East Side Tenement Museum; and Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine. My graduate degrees are from Bank Street College of Education (M.S. in Ed.) and U.B.C. (M.A. in Art History). And when I'm not geeking out about the arts and education you’ll find me careening down the side of a mountain, on skis or a bike, depending on the season. I tweet as @alexainbrooklyn.
 

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Connect the Dots: Collection, Curation, and Education

Where: Explorer's Club
46 E 70th St
New York, NY

When:6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Workshop Organizer: NYCMER

In today’s ever changing world, there has been a significant increase in museums collecting as history is unfolding. This “rapid response” collecting continues to grow as curators, quite literally, take to the streets to gather objects and ephemera from events. NYCMER invites you to explore the connections between how these items are collected, ultimately displayed, and interpreted for and by audiences. We are also interested in exploring how institutions are addressing contemporary issues and events through public and educational programing, and in some cases, using existing collections to do so.


Join us for an evening of “rapid response” collecting and hear from museum professionals specializing in connecting the dots of collection, curation, and education. Participants will engage in a simulated collecting experience from a past Explorers Club expedition and discuss their process and reasoning for choosing specific artifacts. Speakers will then share with the group their processes, and identify strategies for responding to and addressing current events with their audiences. The evening will conclude with a moderated panel discussion with our speakers and a question-answer session.

 

Accessibility:
NYCMER is committed to providing opportunities for all of our members to participate in our programs and engage with one another. Should you require any accessibility services, please contact info@nycmer.org by Monday, February 5.

 

Stay Connected:
Share your thoughts about this program before, during and after via #NYCMERConnectTheDots. Follow @NYCMER for updates about this and all other NYCMER programs.

 

Register Here

 

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