Dr. Dean Oliver, Director of Research at the Canadian Museum of History in Ottawa, will address the creation of compelling, respectful narratives in a museum setting, and how museums can create and maintain focus on their publics. The traditional roles museums have played – collecting things and displaying them for educative purposes – are merely the starting points for modern museology. Empathy, relevance, and creative engagement are critical too, and – increasingly – the challenges and opportunities that come from demographic and social change, technological innovation, and the uncertainty of the unknown. Museums are value propositions, so what value will they offer people in a world of bewildering social choices? And how will the new Royal Alberta Museum create new connections through its collections, and be a leader for museums of the future?
Thursday, May 17, 2018
Doors at 6:00 PM, Program at 7:00 PM
Betty Andrews Recital Hall, Allard Hall, MacEwan University
11110 104 Avenue NW
Reception to Follow