The RAAMP video practica seek to explore the challenges that museum professionals face at their institutions, as well as the strategies, processes, and solutions they use to solve them. Videos, supplemental readings, references, and other related material are added to the RAAMP repository of publicly accessible resources to promote discourse related to the role of academic art museums, and their contribution to the educational mission of their parent institutions. Produced by RAAMP’s stakeholders, CAA Committees, and partner organizations, these videos address topics such as course assessment, incorporating museum collections into curriculum, advocating for your museum’s mission, and leveraging campus partnerships.
Issa Lampe, Director of the Feitler Center for Academic Inquiry, Deputy Director for Academic and Curatorial Affairs, Smart Museum of Art at the University of Chicago, and Berit Ness, Assistant Curator of Academic Initiatives, Smart Museum of Art at the University of Chicago, present the exhibition series “Smart to the Core” at the Smart Museum of Art in connection with the Feitler Center for Academic Inquiry and courses at the University of Chicago. Also featuring John Kelly, Christian W. Mackenauer Professor of Anthropology and Social Sciences at the University of Chicago, Jessica Kirzane, Lecturer at the University of Chicago, and David Levin, Addie Clark Harding Professor in the Department of Germanic Studies, the Department of Media and Cinema Studies, the Committee on Theater and Performance Studies, and Senior Advisor to the Provost of Arts at the University of Chicago.
Jennifer Reynolds-Kaye, the Curator of Education and Academic Outreach at the Yale Center for British Art, discusses her role at the museum and the interdisciplinary partnerships and programs she has established for the Yale community. She focuses on the collaboration and curricular programming with the Psychiatry Department.
As the Deputy Director of Research, Exhibitions and Publications, and Curator of Sculpture at the Yale Center for British Art, Martina Droth oversees research, which informs all facets of the museum: public programs, education, academic outreach, visiting scholars, student positions, exhibitions and publications. She discusses how research is outward-facing at the Yale Center for British Art, providing the space for scholars of different disciplines to share their knowledge. Instead of providing definitive answers, Yale Center for British Art is a museum passionate about interdisciplinary exploration and inquiry.
In this RAAMP segment, Hunter O’Hanian, Executive Director at CAA, visits Jessica Uelsmann, Senior Registrar at the Harn Museum of Art, to learn about the museum’s registration practices. While inquiring about the inner workings of the registration department, O’Hanian also asks Uelsmann about the challenges the museum faces regarding its collection and advice for emerging professionals who wish to enter the registration field.
In this segment, Eric Segal, Director of Education and Curator of Academic Programs at the Harn Museum of Art, speaks about student engagement. Segal expands on how the museum becomes a part of many students’ experiences at the University of Florida through a required freshman year course (The Good Life), volunteering, internships, and by having professors curate exhibitions from the collection which reflect their unique perspective and discipline.
Eric Segal, Director of Education and Curator of Academic Programs at the Harn Museum of Art, discusses the ways in which the Harn Museum of Art promotes community engagement as part of a broader five-year diversity and inclusion plan. Segal explains the many ways in which the Museum is achieving this goal: through the Bishop Study Center, the Head Start Program, the “made by an immigrant” initiative, and the Tele-Tours.
In this installment of RAAMP’s video practicum, Eric Segal, Director of Education and Curator of Academic Programs at the Harn Museum of Art outlines the museum’s professional development initiatives for students. The museum offers a seasoned internship program and range of artist-in-residence opportunities to students studying a variety of disciplines.
In this installment, Eric Segal, Director of Education and Curator of Academic Programs at the Harn Museum of Art, talks about the strategies and techniques that the museum employs to engage faculty. Segal explains the museum’s broad range of relationship-building initiatives: one-on-one meetings with professors to find curricular ties with the collection, faculty curated exhibitions, and involving the campus community in exhibition advisory meetings.
In this first segment of RAAMP’s video practica, Hunter O’Hanian, Executive Director at CAA, speaks with Rebecca Nagy, Director of the Harn Museum of Art, about the museum’s institutional advancement. In the interview, O’Hanian and Nagy discuss the museum’s tactics in attracting visitors from not only the University of Florida, but also the community at large. Nagy expresses the importance of fundraising and creating partnerships with the different colleges on campus and schools in the area. Nagy also gives advice on creating a fundraising program.