Mike Murawski, Director of Education & Public Programs for the Portland Art Museum, and Founding Editor of ArtMuseumTeaching.com.
How can we start an empathy revolution in museums? How can we more fiercely recognize the meaningful work that museum professionals are doing to enact change around the relevant issues in our communities? How do we radically expand the work of museums in bringing people together and contributing to strong, resilient communities?
Questions like these seem increasingly vital for museums, especially in this time of polarized political discourse and highly-charged social debates. In this presentation, Mike will explore the human-centered work of museums through inspiring case studies as well as his own honest experiences as a museum educator, offering effective strategies for enacting change in museums and, most importantly, converting talk into action.