Co-curating in a Changing City: Library/Museum Partnerships
Forces of Change
Start Day and Time
Sunday May 7 2:30-3:45 p.m.
Venue and Meeting Room
224 America's Center
How are two museums and one public library delivering on their missions while responding to the shifting demographics of Seattle? What lessons can museums learn from libraries about how to best serve evolving audiences? Participate in an interactive discussion led by a panel of museum and library administrators on current best practices for serving the public and recent successes and failures in community outreach. How does the work overlap, compete, and complement to serve the city, both inside and outside of their buildings?
- Learn how cultural institutions shape the environment of an urban setting through collaboration and mutual support.
- Explore examples of data-driven programming and related best practices for community partnership and outreach.
- Learn about challenges and opportunities when conducting co-curation across disciplines.
Museum of History & Industry
Leonard Garfield is Executive Director of Seattle's Museum of History & Industry, an award-winning history center related to the history of Seattle and the Pacific Northwest. Before joining the museum, Leonard Garfield served as director of the King County Office of Cultural Resources (now 4Culture) from 1993-1999; served as Washington State Architectural Historian from 1985 to 1993; and was Wisconsin State historian from 1978 to 1985.
Marcellus Turner oversees The Seattle Public Library, including the world-renowned Central Library and 26 branches. He is the former executive director of Jefferson County Public Library in Colorado, and former assistant executive director of Rockford Public Library in Illinois. Turner serves on University of Washington Information School's MLIS Advisory Board and University of Tennessee-Knoxville College of Communication and Information's Board of Visitors.
Deputy Director of Education & Public Programs
Seattle Art Museum
Regan Pro is the Kayla Skinner Deputy Director of Education & Public Programs at the Seattle Art Museum. At the museum she works across three sites to develop relevant, engaging and creative program for all audiences. Prior to SAM, Regan worked in the Education Departments of the Frye Art Museum & the Addison Gallery of American Art. She also held positions at Path with Art, Project Zero and the National Arts Learning Collaborative.