In Conversation with Gretchen Jennings
Interviewed by Ruth Cuadra (Business Applications Administrator, Getty Research Institute)
Thursday, October 29, 2020 1:00PM – 2:00PM
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!
How can we in museums approach the need for greater diversity and equality using empathy as our lens? We explore the philosophy and tools developed by The Empathetic Museum for confronting histories of colonialism, racism, and privilege by developing the practice of institutional empathy (i.e., the intention of the museum to be, and be perceived as, deeply connected with its community).
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Gretchen Jennings has worked in museums for over 30 years. She was a project director on traveling exhibitions Psychology and Invention at Play, both of which received AAM awards of excellence. She was editor in chief of The Journal of Museum Education in the 1990s and Exhibition 2007–14. Currently she offers classes and workshops for university museum studies programs, including the National Council of Science Museums in India; edits museum publications; and collaborates on projects contributing to social justice in the museum field. She blogs at Museum Commons, is a founder of the Empathetic Museum project, and is a member of the Museums & Race and MASSAction initiatives. She is also a member of The Museum Group, an organization of museum consultants. She can be contacted at email@example.com and @gretchjenn on Twitter.
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