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OMA
800 E. 17th Ave.
Columbus, OH 43211

Catalyzing Conversations: How to Activate Collections in a Socially Relevant Way - OMA Workshop

Catalyzing Conversations: How to Activate Collections in a Socially Relevant Way
Join OMA at the Columbus Museum of Art, Monday, June 24 from 9:30 a.m. - noon for the hands-on workshop, "Catalyzing Conversations: How to Activate Collections in a Socially Relevant Way!"

Join OMA for our hands-on June Workshop - "Catalyzing Conversations: How to Activate Collections in a Socially Relevant Way"!


Registration deadline: June 20, 2019

Events of the past few years have thrown a stark light on the nature of museum-community connection, and prompted many to ask: What could be the role of a museum to respond to events that rock our communities? and What are the moral implications of “business as usual”?

While artists often tackle issues of their time, institutions tend to be conservative in their response. Recently, however, some in the museum field have signaled increasing willingness to take a more explicit role as community actor. 

One of many fundamental challenges in playing a more active social role is to activate collections in ways that are accessible, relevant and engaging to visitors. For museums to catalyze conversations, and potentially action, visitors must feel their ideas and full selves are welcome and valued.

Participants in this session will experience the thought process of designing for dynamic, visitor-centered engagement with social issues through art:

  • Engage in a creativity challenge to think about the future of the field

  • Go through the questions, philosophies, and practices that guide CMA’s Center for Art and Social Engagement and the Museum in Progress initiative and explore the space

  • Work in groups to address challenges and imagine new, visitor-centered modes of engagement using collections

  • Commit an action step/Identify one thing participants intend to do differently at their institution

When:  Monday, June 24, 2019, 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Where:  Columbus Museum of Art, 480 East Broad St., Columbus, OH 43215
Speakers: Jennifer Lehe, Manager for Strategic Partnerships, Columbus Museum of Art; Hannah Mason-Macklin, Manager of Interpretation and Engagement, Columbus Museum of Art
Registration: $15 Members; $25 Non-Members

Not registering online? Visit the workshop page to download a registration form and mail or email it to: [email protected]

OMA
800 E. 17th Ave.
Columbus, OH 43211

Registration deadline: June 20, 2019

Price
When
6/24/2019 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Where
Columbus Museum of Art 480 E. Broad St. Columbus, OH 43215

Nature as Living History: How to Expand Your Museum to the Outdoors - OMA Workshop

Join OMA at The Dawes Arboretum, Monday, August 12 from 9:30 a.m. - noon for the hands-on workshop, "Nature as Living History: How to Expand Your Museum to the Outdoors!"

Join OMA for our hands-on August Workshop - "Nature as Living History: How to Expand Your Museum to the Outdoors!"


Registration deadline: August 8, 2019

Has your museum thought about its outdoors as an extension of the collections?  Maybe your institution has a historically significant tree planted by the founder or a plant installed by staff in honor of an institutional milestone. Or, your museum may want to mark an anniversary by planting a tree or garden but no one on staff has a horticulture background.

Participants will learn more about arboreta and how they act as a tree museum that provides beauty, education and plant knowledge including:

  • The value in accessioning and conserving the surrounding environment

  • How to plant for longevity with horticulture recommendations

  • The relationship between plants and historic buildings

  • Significant trees and propagating them for your collection

When:  Monday, August 12, 2019, 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Where:  The Dawes Arboretum, 7770 Jacksontown Road, Newark, OH 43056
Speakers: Leslie Wagner, Historian; and Greg Payton, Director of Living Collections, The Dawes Arboretum
Registration: $15 Members; $25 Non-Members

Not registering online? Visit the workshop page to download a registration form and mail or email it to: [email protected]

OMA
800 E. 17th Ave.
Columbus, OH 43211

Registration deadline: August 8, 2019

Price
When
8/12/2019 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Where
Dawes Arboretum 7770 Jacksontown Rd., SE Newark, OH 43056-9772

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