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MUSE Fall Speakers' Series

MUSE launched its fall speakers’ series this semester, bringing informative guest lectures and Q&A sessions with museum professionals from across the country to our campus community. Our guest lecturers and presentation topics included:

  • Dr. Julia Rose – Interpreting Difficult History
  • Dr. Juilee Decker – Authenticity and sincerity at the intersection of museum studies, public history, and public art
  • Nina Simon – OF/BY/FOR/ALL initiative
  • Jacinta Johnson – KU Paper Conservator
  • Dr. Monique Scott – “Exhibiting Africa: Anthropology, Museums and the Persistent Western Imagination”
  • Dr. Lonnie Bunch III – founding director of NMAAHC; current secretary of the Smithsonian Institution
  • Beka Economopoulos – The Natural History Museum, a traveling museum and museum transformation project   highlighting sociopolitical forces that shape nature.
  • Dr. Elena Gonzales – Curatorial work for social justice and the role of museums in society today
  • Aletheia Wittman – The Incluseum, advancing new ways of being a museum through community building and   collaborative practice focused on inclusion in museums

We look forward to hearing each speaker share their expertise with the KU community.


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