Seminar on Neighborhood Museums

Object Details

Creator
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum
Scope and Contents
Seminar participants present on and discuss the decentralizing museums and other cultural institutions to serve the needs of the people; the educational and outreach efforts of museums; the advantages and disadvantages of branch museums and community museums; the accessibility of museums and exhibitions in the black community; ways to involve the community, particularly the black community, in museum exhibits and programs; importance of black people and other community members, not their representatives, participating in the seminar and telling their own stories; the role of arts as an extension of literacy; and financial management and resources. Participants and speakers include Edward Spriggs, Topper Carew, Tom Lloyd, Hugh Hardy, John Torres, Barry Schwartz, Roger Ratan, and John Kinard.
Conference. Part of Conference Recordings. Transcription from physical asset AV003376: Muse #2. Transcription from physical asset AV003361: Muse #3. Dated 19691121.
Date
1969
Extent
2 Sound recordings (open reel, 1/4 inch)
Type
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Conferences
Topic
African Americans
Museums
Community museums
Museums and community
Education -- Museums
Museum techniques
Race relations
Place
New York (N.Y.)
United States
Citation
Seminar on Neighborhood Museums, Record Group AV09-021, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier
ACMA.AV09-021, Item ACMA AV003376-1
Local Numbers
ACMA AV003376-2 ACMA AV003361-1 ACMA AV003361-2
General
Title of seminar found in journal article, The Neighborhood and the Museum, by Michael W. Robbins in the journal, Curator: The Museum Journal, March 1971.
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