Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Idea Lounge at AAM: Chernobyl

Interested to learn more about Chernobyl? My fellow Fulbrighter Michael Forster Rothbart's exhibition on today's workers at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant will open here in Kyiv on April 23 and be up for the anniversary of the accident on April 26th.

But you don't have to come to Kyiv to learn more. At the American Association of Museums Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, on Friday, May 1, at 8 AM, I'll be leading an Idea Lounge session discussing environmental issues and exhibitions framed about what I've learned here.

Here's a bit of what we will discuss:
  • How can affected communities actively participate in the development of environmental exhibitions?
  • Should exhibits be developed that explore both humanitarian and scientific issues?
  • How do issues of geography, politics and place influence our interest and engagement with these issues?
  • Can museum exhibits bring about changes in social or environmental behaviors?
Big questions for only an hour, but I look forward to a lively discussion. In addition, if you're attending AAM and just want to learn more about Ukraine in general, or my time as a Fulbright Scholar, I'd be happy to meet with you. Just get in contact with me via email.

1 comment:

Lisa P. said...

Will you send me your email address? lisap@crcnational.com
I couldn't locate it on your blog page. I'm hoping to make a trip to Chernobyl and have some questions for you.

Love your blog! :)

Kind regards,