2. Friday, October 9

What is a museum, and…does it have to be?

  • Synchronous discussion: 1:30pm-2:30pm PST
  • Guest lecture: 3pm–4pm: Dr. Porchia A. Moore
  • Swing space: 4pm–5pm PST

Find a recording of this class on our class’s CCLE site, under Week 2!

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Guest lecture: Dr. Porchia A. Moore

Dr. Moore is Department Head and Assistant Professor of Museum Studies at the University of Florida in the School of Art + Art History. She is a Critical Race Scholar interrogating the role and function of race in museums and the cultural heritage sector. She is Critical Race Futurist for The Incluseum, A Project Advisor for MASS Action (Museums as Site for Social Action) and the co-creator of The Visitors of Color Project. Dr. Moore speaks internationally on issues of racial equity in museums. She writes frequently on the intersections of race, technology, and inclusion in museums. Her most recent publications include chapters in Editor Richard Sandell’s, “Museum Activism” published December 2019 and forthcoming chapters in several book and journal publications.Dr. Moore is Department Head and Assistant Professor of Museum Studies at the University of Florida in the School of Art + Art History. She is a Critical Race Scholar interrogating the role and function of race in museums and the cultural heritage sector. She is Critical Race Futurist for The Incluseum, A Project Advisor for MASS Action (Museums as Site for Social Action) and the co-creator of The Visitors of Color Project. Dr. Moore speaks internationally on issues of racial equity in museums. She writes frequently on the intersections of race, technology, and inclusion in museums. Her most recent publications include chapters in Editor Richard Sandell’s, “Museum Activism” published December 2019 and forthcoming chapters in several book and journal publications.

In-class links and agenda

  1. Who’s here?
  2. Exciting administrative matters + check-in
  3. Smaller-group discussions
  4. Reconstitution + share-out
  5. Break
  6. Guest lecture
  7. Debrief + begin assignment two together

Questions for group discussion

Find the questions here. Please take notes. I will be visiting your group according to the schedule I’ll describe.

Your first weekly assignment is due Friday, Oct. 9, at classtime!

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