The Emergence of the Edu-Curator

Track
Curatorial Practice
Start Day and Time
Wednesday May 10 9:45-11 a.m.
Venue and Meeting Room
132 America's Center
Description
This session features current museum-based research and practice establishing the edu-curator as a new leader and collaborator in curatorial work. Following the publication of Visitor-Centered Exhibitions and Edu-Curation in Art Museums, presenters introduce key ideas and innovative practices developed by leaders in curatorial collaboration, visitor-centered interpretation, technology, evaluation strategies, and the training of emerging curators and educators. This interactive session encourages participants to learn from national and international museums.
Learner Outcome
  1. Define edu-curator" based on key findings from the state of the field, and share your definition on social media during the session."
  2. Engage in discussion groups featuring individual museums' approaches to visitor-centered collaboration and edu-curation.
  3. Develop a strategy for introducing edu-curation at your own museum.
Speakers
Presenter: 
Ann Rowson Love
Role: 
Presenter
Title: 
Assistant Professor/Ringling Museum Liaison
Organization: 
Florida State University
Bio
Ann Rowson Love is an Assistant Professor of Arts Administration/Museum Education and Visitor-Centered Exhibitions in the Department of Art Education at Florida State University and Museum Liaison with The Ringling. She has worked as an art museum educator, curator, and administrator in museums for over 25 years including directing a graduate museum studies program based at the Figge Art Museum in Davenport, Iowa.
Presenter: 
Kaywin Feldman
Role: 
Moderator
Title: 
Nivin and Duncan MacMillan Director and President
Organization: 
Minneapolis Institute of Art
Bio
Kaywin Feldman is the Duncan and Nivin MacMillan Director and President of the Minneapolis Institute of Art. Feldman oversees the museum's staff of 250, its fine-art collection of over 89,000 objects, its 473,000-square-foot facility, and an annual operating budget of $32 million. She serves on multiple boards, including the American Alliance of Museums, and is a past president of the Association of Art Museum Directors and a past chair of AAM.
Presenter: 
Maureen Zaremba
Role: 
Presenter
Title: 
Curator of Education
Organization: 
John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art
Bio
Maureen Thomas-Zaremba is Curator of Education at The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota, Florida. With attendance of 420,000, The Ringling includes an Old Master collection; Ca d'Zan, Ringling's 1920's mansion; the Circus Museum; The Center for Asian Art; new galleries devoted to contemporary art; sixty-six acres of ground; a robust schedule of temporary exhibitions. She oversees all education programming for these venues.
Presenter: 
Pat Villeneuve
Role: 
Presenter
Title: 
Professor
Organization: 
Florida State University
Bio
Pat Villeneuve is Professor and Director of Arts Administration, Department of Art Education, Florida State University, where she established graduate programs in Museum Education and Visitor-Centered Exhibitions. Pat is editor of the book From Periphery to Center: Art Museum Education in the 21st Century and recipient of the 2009 National Art Education Association museum educator of the year award.