In Conversation with Tim McNeil and Emma Thorne-Christy
Interviewed by Karen Kienzle (Director, Palo Alto Art Center)
Thursday, November 5, 2020 12:00PM – 1:00PM
Recover. Reimagine. Revive. What does ReMuseum mean to you? Join this virtual conversation to delve deeply into the challenges that the museum field is currently facing and how our field can move forward. Come ready to dialogue!
Free the Museum. This call to action aims to transform everyday places into sites of engagement by unleashing the skills of museum practitioners into the world around us.
Tim McNeil is a Professor in the UC Davis Department of Design, Director of the UC Davis Design Museum, and principal with the design practice Muñiz/McNeil. He has spent 30 years as a practicing exhibition designer working for major museums, researching exhibition design history and methods, and teaching the next generation of exhibition design thinkers and practitioners. His award-winning work has been featured and cited in multiple publications and media outlets.
Emma Thorne-Christy is an independent exhibition designer, activist, and artist based in Los Angeles, California. She works with museums, libraries, and cultural centers to design imaginative learning environments that challenge and inspire visitors. With a B.A. in American Studies, an M.F.A. in Museum Exhibition Design, and a previous career in community organizing, she aims to inspire civic engagement and to spur real societal change through her work.
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