Museum Association of Arizona

 

2017 MAA Spring Conference

Monday, April 3, 2017

Arizona History Museum, Tucson AZ

co-sponsored by the Arizona Historical Society

      INCLUSIVITY:  creating an atmosphere in which all people feel valued and respected, and have access to the same opportunities

SCHEDULE


8:00 a.m.

Registration Opens

8:30-9:45 a.m.

President’s Breakfast

Silent Auction opens

9:45-10:00 a.m.

Welcome

MAA Annual Business Meeting

10:00-11:45 a.m.

Plenary Panel

12:00 noon-1:00 p.m.

Networking Luncheon

Traveling Basket Auction

1:00-2:00 p.m.

Session Block A

2:10 p.m.

Silent Auction closes

2:15-3:15

Session Block B

3:30-4:30

Session Block C

8:00 a.m.  Registration Opens

8:30-9:45 a.m.   President's Breakfast

9:45-10:00 a.m.  Welcome and MAA Annual Business Meeting

10:00-11:45 a.m. Plenary Panel  Inclusivity: From Inaction to In ActionMembers of the University of Arizona's Institute for LGBT Studies Affiliated Faculty, who will provide a lively discussion about defining inclusivity, how to increase inclusivity without creating a sense of exclusivity, and the challenges of speaking "for" an under-represented group. 

12:00 noon-1:00 p.m. Networking Luncheon and Traveling Basket Auction

1:00-2:00 p.m. Session Block A 

Inclusivity Workshop: Focusing on user-based design, individual and group activities will lead to actionable ideas on how your museum can be more inclusive.   Leader: Gina Compitello-Moore (University of Arizona Museum of Art and Center for Creative Photograph/Lead Local)

New Programs, New AudiencesWhat happens when museums expand their programming beyond the ‘usual’ to attract new audiences.   Moderator: Sheila Kollasch (Phoenix Airport Museum).  Presenters: Jennifer Hance (Heritage Square Phoenix), Amber Shepard (Arizona Museum of Natural History), Mina Stafford (Pima Air & Space Museum), Students from the Esmond Station K8 Museum Club (Vail Preservation Society)

Starting From Scratch: How some of the newest museums in Arizona are thinking about inclusivity issues as grow, including defining their mission statements and potential audiences.  Moderator: D. Lynn McRainey (Independent Museum Educator).   Presenters: Carole de Cosmo (Arizona Farm and Ranch Experience), Michael Conway (Arizona Mining, Minerals and Natural Resources Education Museum), Bernard Siquieros (Tohono O’odham Nation Cultural Center and Museum)

2:15-3:15 p.m. Session Block B

Inclusivity Workshop: Focusing on user-based design, individual and group activities will lead to actionable ideas on how your museum can be more inclusive.   Leader: Gina Compitello-Moore (University of Arizona Museum of Art and Center for Creative Photography/Lead Local)

Collaboration and Community Organizations: What it takes to create and maintain partnerships with community organizations to reach new audiences and make your museum a more inclusive space.  Moderator: Morgan Wells (Tucson Art Museum and Historic Block).   Presenters: Marianna Pegno  (Tucson Art Museum and Historic Block), Marge Pellegrino  (Hopi Foundation Owl & Panther Project), Kelcie Douglas (Southwestern Blind Rehabilitation Center)

Connecting Generations: Serving Young and Old: Examples of programming that provides special consideration for younger and older visitors including how to tailor your tours to the needs of these visitors.   Moderator: Tiffani Egnor(Chandler Museum).  Presenters: Kathy Farrata (Independent Museum Educator), Xoe Fiss and Lino Garibaldi (NAEA Student Chapter, University of Arizona), Tiffani Egnor (Chandler Museum).

3:30-4:30 p.m. Session Block C 

Inclusivity Workshop: Focusing on user-based design, individual and group activities will lead to actionable ideas on how your museum can be more inclusive.   Leader: Gina Compitello-Moore (University of Arizona Museum of Art and Center for Creative Photography/Lead Local)

Including the First Person Perspective: The importance of first person voices, including oral histories and personal narratives, and the challenges and rewards of incorporating them in programming and exhibits.   Moderator: Tony Thibodeau (Museum of Northern Arizona).  Presenters: JJ Lamb (Vail Preservation Society), Jody Crago (Chandler Museum), Leland Thomas (Huhugam Heritage Center), Tony Thibodeau (Museum of Northern Arizona)

Getting Together at the Museum: How providing Community Rooms and Galleries for non-museum groups for exhibitions and programming can lead to new and deeper relationships with those groups.   Moderator: Brenda Abney (Tempe History Museum).  Presenters:  Nicole Armstong-Best (Pueblo Grande Museum), James Burns (University of Arizona Museum of Art), Brenda Abney(Tempe History Museum)


 

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