WorldCanvass the Future of Museums with museum in background

What does the museum of the 21st century look like? What does it house? What is its role in the community? Does it see itself differently than museums of the past? And how do galleries, libraries, archives, and museums capture the zeitgeist of the time and reinvent themselves as expectations change? Host Joan Kjaer and guest panelists covered these topics at the February 6 WorldCanvass program, "The Future of Museums."  


Segment 1 - Learning from GLAM (GLAM: galleries, libraries, archives, and museums)

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  • Katherine Wilson—manager of exhibitions and collections, University of Iowa Stanley Museum of Art, University of Iowa
  • Liz Crooks—director, Pentacrest Museums, University of Iowa

Segment 2 - Activating collections

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  • Joyce Tsai—chief curator, University of Iowa Stanley Museum of Art, and associate professor of practice, School of Art and Art History,  University of Iowa
  • Margaret Gamm—head, Special Collections, University of Iowa Libraries, University of Iowa
  • Heidi Lung—lecturer and program director, museum studies, University of Iowa

Segment 3 - New curatorial approaches

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  • Jennifer Buckley—associate professor, Department of English, University of Iowa
  • H. Glenn Penny—professor, Department of History, University of Iowa

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WorldCanvass programs are recorded as audio podcasts and are available on Apple Podcasts, the Public Radio Exchange (PRX), and the WorldCanvass website. University of Iowa International Programs produces the series in partnership with MERGE, 136 South Dubuque Street. Audio production is provided by Kyle Marxen. 

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