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Tune-in to Crowdsourcing Exhibitions Webinar

Monday, October 15, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Monica Valenzuela
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New York, October 15, 2018 – Registration has opened for Crowdsourcing Exhibitions: Lessons Learned, a live webinar hosted by the AAMC Foundation on Thursday, November 15 from 2:00-3:15PM ET. Using case studies from each speaker, this discussion will explore the challenges and potential achievements of using crowdsourcing models in the non-profit sector.

Crowdsourcing is the practice of obtaining services, ideas, or content from a broad online public rather than by traditional means. For at least a decade, museums have used crowdsourcing in exhibition planning and programming to raise funds on platforms like Kickstarter, to solicit services like research or transcription, and to ask the public to choose objects for display.

This webinar, open to members and non-members, is moderated by Rebecca McNamara, Mellon Collections Curator, Tang Teaching Museum, Skidmore College, and features Katie Buckingham, Curator, Museum of Glass; Eric Schmalz, Citizen History Community Manager, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum; and Daniel Sharp, Arts Outreach Specialist, Kickstarter.

Together, they will investigate questions such as: What are the inherent challenges in crowdsourcing funds, materials, and ideas? How do I decide if a crowdsourcing model is right for my project? Can crowdsourcing promote access and inclusion to diverse and global audiences?

Registration is available through the AAMC Foundation website:

Crowdsourcing Exhibitions: Lessons Learned is part of the AAMC Foundation’s webinar series, which offers live online discussions on essential skills, timely issues, and latest discoveries that define the profession of an art curator, and enhance understanding and development in the field. Starting May 2018, the topics of our 12-month professional development webinar Program has been developed around the central theme of the “outward-facing-curator,” dissecting ways in which curators collaborate and engage with audiences internally & externally.

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