Teaching & Learning with Museum Exhibitions: Innovations Across the Disciplines
Conference Day 1

five grant collaborators sit on stage to reflect on the grant
Teaching & Learning with Museum Exhibitions—Innovations across the Disciplines, Tang Teaching Museum, June 22, 2019, photo by Dan Lubbers

Join us Friday, June 21 to kick off a two-day conference on exhibition-based pedagogy sponsored by The Teagle Foundation. It is the culmination of a three-year collaboration by faculty members and museum staff at Colgate University, Hamilton College, Skidmore College, and the University at Albany, State University of New York. Open to the public, it will feature various opportunities to discuss the educational potential of museum objects for teaching and learning in all disciplines, and to explore the vital role of museums at both liberal arts colleges and research universities.

Attendance is free but registration is required. Registration has closed. Learn more about the full conference schedule here.

See the Saturday, June 22 conference schedule here.

Friday, June 21 Schedule

3:00–4:30pm Opening Showcase and Reception
Multiple spaces at the Tang Teaching Museum will feature examples of exhibition-based teaching and learning across the disciplines; refreshments available

4:45–6:30pm Panel: Reflections on the Teagle Project
An overview of the achievements and challenges that have shaped the inter-institutional collaboration, followed by discussion with audience. Moderated by Mimi Hellman, Art History & Teagle Project Director, Skidmore College. Panelists include:

  • Katherine Alcauskas, Collections Curator and Exhibitions Manager, The Wellin Museum of Art, Hamilton College
  • Daniel Goodwin, Associate Professor of Photography, University at Albany
  • Elizabeth Marlowe, Associate Professor of Art and Art History, Colgate University
  • Rachel Seligman, Assistant Director for Curatorial Affairs and Malloy Curator, Tang Teaching Museum, Skidmore College

7:30pm Dinner Downtown
An invitation to foster dialogue across institutions, disciplines, and roles. Participants will be assigned to reserved tables at various restaurants in downtown Saratoga Springs, each with project leaders to facilitate conversation. Participants pay their own way

About the Teagle Collaborative Project

Beginning in fall 2016, the Teagle Collaborative Project, “Teaching and Learning with Museum Exhibitions”, supported by a grant from The Teagle Foundation, has allowed faculty members and museum staff at Colgate University, Hamilton College, Skidmore College, and the University at Albany to collaborate in developing, documenting, and assessing innovative approaches to museum-based teaching and learning. Faculty in more than one hundred courses across almost thirty departments have taught with numerous exhibitions at their campus museums. Many of the curricular innovations were based on This Place, an exhibition of photographs by artists working in Israel and the West Bank that was shared among the four museums in Spring 2018.

The wide range of disciplines represented in this project includes mathematics, environmental studies, gender studies, political science, history, anthropology, religious studies, languages and literatures, theater, dance, and studio art, among others.

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