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.