Talking About Teaching

12:00 PM  - 1:00 PM
Friday Feb 17, 2017
DeWitt Wallace Library 309

Reimagining in a Macalester Museum
Scott Legge and Vanessa Rousseau
When we discovered that the college used to have a museum, we decided that reimagining what a Macalester museum might look like would be an ideal vehicle to explore the museums field. Drawing upon a wide range of texts and experts, we considered what constitutes a museum and their many cultural roles. As museums increasingly develop robust online presences and incorporate media to augment visitor experience, we felt that a major Digital Liberal Arts project would give students a practical application for the ideas discussed in class, and an opportunity to develop a skill set that is applicable in a wide variety of potential museum settings. With support from Macalester's post-doctoral fellow in digital liberal arts, archivist, and gallery director, we challenged students to begin the process of creating a digital Macalester Museum that has the potential for expansion, dissemination, and further use by the college. All faculty welcome.  Lunch will be provided.

Contact: Theresa Klauer, 6437

This event is for: Faculty

Sponsored By: Jan Serie Center for Scholarship and Teaching (CST)

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