Teaching & Learning with Museum Exhibitions: Innovations Across the Disciplines
Conference Day 2

This Place Student Perspectives Panel, Tang Teaching Museum, April 9, 2018, photo by Andrzej Pilarczyk

Join us Saturday, June 22 for the second day of 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. The conference is limited to the first 150 registrants. Registration closes on Friday, June 7, 2019. Register and learn more about hotel reservations here.

See the Friday, June 21 conference schedule here.

Saturday, June 22 Schedule

8:00am Breakfast Buffet in the Tang Museum atrium (complimentary)

9:00–10:30am Roundtables: Promising Practices in Exhibition-Based Teaching & Learning
Concurrent discussions of different topics, moderated by project participants. The topics include:

  • Writing in the Museum
  • Exhibition interventions (projects that alter or are presented in the exhibition)
  • Curating for interdisciplinary teaching & learning
  • STEM in the museum
  • Exhibiting & teaching challenging material

10:45am–12:15pm Object Lessons
Eight short presentations on the goals, methods and outcomes of specific exhibition-based assignments, moderated by Elizabeth Marlowe, Colgate University

12:15–1:15pm Lunch (complimentary)

1:30–3:00pm Keynote Presentation & Discussion
More details coming soon

3:00–3:30pm Coffee break

3:30–5:00pm Panel: Exhibitions as Multidisciplinary Learning Spaces
Museum directors from the four partner schools discuss the vital role that campus museums can play in supporting educational goals across the disciplines. Moderated by Tom Shapiro, Founder of Cultural Strategy Partners, the panel includes:

  • Tracy L. Adler, Johnson-Pote Director, Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art, Hamilton College
  • Ian Berry, Dayton Director, The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, Skidmore College
  • Anja Chávez, Director of University Museums, Longyear Museum of Anthropology/Picker Art Gallery, Colgate University
  • Corinna Ripps Schaming, Interim Director/Curator, University Art Museum, University at Albany, State University of New York

5:00–6:30pm Closing reception

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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