Creating Spaces that are Responsive to Hot Topics

This panel session was originally presented at the CAM 2019 conference in San Francisco and will be adapted for a webinar format.


Presenters: Christine Lashaw, Evelyn Orantes, Elizabeth Gessel, Whitney Ford-Terry
Thursday, September 12, 2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM

What does it mean to be a responsive institution? Museums today are looking for new ways to stay relevant and connect with visitors. Current issues can be magnets for engagement. This webinar will explore exhibitions and programs about food justice, taking Native lands, foster care, and the Ghostship fire.

Learning Objectives:
After attending this program, participants will be able to create strategies for developing relevant and responsive exhibits and programs and have tangible examples of projects that successfully engaged visitors in dialogue around current topics.

Christine Lashaw, Experience Developer, Oakland Museum of California; Moderator

Evelyn Orantes, Independent Curator and Community Inclusion Strategist, Evelyn Orantes Consulting; Speaker

Elizabeth Gessel, Director of Public Programs, Museum of the African Diaspora; Speaker

Whitney Ford-Terry, Exhibitions Catalyst, Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History; Speaker

This event is part of CAM's Lunch & Learn free webinar series. Please contact Celeste DeWald if you would like to sponsor this event. Click here to learn more about Lunch & Learn sponsorship.

Connection Instructions
Registrants will be emailed connection instructions 24 hours in advance.

If you have questions about the program, registration, or connecting to the webinar, please contact Lacey Lieberthal, Administrative Coordinator, at

9/12/2019 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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