Mid Atlantic Association of Museums panel Oct 26

On October 26 at 10:30am  I will be speaking on a panel at the Mid Atlantic Association of Museums conference. The topic is Wyck: Re-Interpreting a Historic House.

This is what the session description says:

This panel will discuss the innovative interpretive planning project undertaken at Wyck, one of Philadelphia’s oldest houses, and our participatory implementation process. Panelists include staff and project consultants. The panel will introduce our inclusive planning process and Wyck’s challenges and goals for proving a comprehensive (and comprehensible) experience of our 300-year site and history. This planning process has informed an entirely new way of installing the house, forsaking the traditional house museum model and proceeding with a creative, participatory, dynamic, and still historically appropriate interpretation. Our interpretive plan outlines a process that allows for immediate, ongoing feedback from the public and refinement of our interpretive strategies.

I was a the interpretive plan committee for Wyck during 2009 and delighted to participate in this panel.