Museum and Community: Collaboration and Crossover Audiences

Track
Curatorial Practice
Start Day and Time
Monday May 8 1:30-2:45 p.m.
Venue and Meeting Room
226 America's Center
Description
The University Museum and the Museum Studies Program at SIUE collaborates with multiple community entities, urban and regional, to create projects that reach beyond the capabilities of a single institution. Participants include community arts centers in both K-12 and community college settings, a non-profit historic site, and an urban architectural playground. Topics discussed include funding, curatorial content, object care, educational programming, and large-scale artifact cataloging and preservation. This session explores the challenges and situations that drove each of these projects to a successful completion.
Learner Outcome
  1. Understand the dynamics and goals of university museum-community partnerships where outcomes are relevant for both institutions.
  2. Learn how to broaden the role of academic museums and make research collections more accessible to groups and institutions within the larger community.
  3. Explore possibilities for integrating student coursework into community projects in ways that emphasize professional, real-world experiences.
Speakers
Presenter: 
Elizabeth Link
Role: 
Presenter
Title: 
Director
Presenter: 
Erin Vigneau-Dimick
Role: 
Presenter
Title: 
Collections Manager
Organization: 
University Museum - Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Bio
Erin Vigneau-Dimick received her MFA in Bookarts & Printmaking from The University of the Arts in Philadelphia in 1991.She has served as a professional book and paper conservator and professor of fine art in libraries and institutions of Higher education. Erin has served as the Collections Manager and Acting Director of the University Museum at SIUE since 2014.
Presenter: 
Jessica Mannisi
Role: 
Presenter
Title: 
Assistant Curator
Organization: 
William and Florence Schmidt Art Center
Bio
Jessica Mannisi earned her BA in Art History in 2004, and a post-baccalaureate degree in museum studies in 2009, both from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Her professional experience includes exhibition planning and development, art conservation, arts education, collections registration and management, and marketing. Jessica has been the Assistant Curator of the William and Florence Schmidt Art Center in Belleville, IL, since 2009.
Presenter: 
Laura Fowler
Role: 
Moderator
Title: 
Associate Professor
Organization: 
Museum Studies Program Department of Historical Studies
Bio
Laura Milsk-Fowler received her Ph.D. in American and Public History from Loyola University Chicago. Since 2003 she has directed the post-baccalaureate certificate in Museum Studies at SIUE.
Presenter: 
Richard Erwin
Role: 
Presenter
Title: 
Director
Organization: 
City Museum