Program Schedule Theoretical Museology in U.S. and Tribal Contexts

Thursday, August 27, 2020

10:00am-2:30pm Eastern Daylight Time

Registration: Meeting space opens at 10:00am



Robert Denning, Ph.D.

Keynote Speakers


Bruno Brulon Soares, "Theoretical Museology and Community Practice: A Post-Colonial Approach"

Jessie Ryker-Crawford, "Re-Adjusting Museum Theoretics (and Hence, Practice) to Include Indigenous Community Needs and Values"

Lunch 12:00pm-12:30pm

Understanding and Teaching Museology and Theoretical Museology


Supreo Chanda, Moderator

Victoria Miller, "From Nails to Rails: A Museological Case Study of the Steelworks Center of the West"

Claudia Ankrah, "Visibilization in Public History Institutions: The Socio-Political Role of Museums"

Yun Shun Susie Chung, "Framing Theoretical Museology"

Questions and Discourse

2:30pm End of Day 1

Friday, August 28, 2020

10:00am-5:30pm Eastern Daylight Time

Meeting space opens at 9:30am

Keynote Speakers


Vedet Coleman-Robinson, "The Importance of Museums in Community Through a Virtual Lens"

Patricia A. Banks, "Cultural Philanthropy and Diversity in the 21st Century"

Theoretical Museology and Ethics


Michèle Rivet, Moderator

Alyce Sadongei, "Connectedness and Relationship: Foundations of Indigenous Ethics within the Tribal Museum Context"

Marion Bertin, "Challenging Museums and Collections: Toward an Indigenous Ethics in the Pacific Islands"

Questions and Discourse

Theoretical Museology and the Functions of Museums in the Community


Luciana Menezes de Carvalho, Moderator

Martin Earring, "The Community Voice: The Significance of Indigenous Oral History within the Museum Paradigm"

Deborah Ziska, "Museums of the Americas Facing Crises in the 21st Century: The Rise of Relevance and Community Empowerment"

Minnie Coonishish, “Aanischaaukamikw Cree Cultural Institute, Agents and Actants in a Regional Cultural Institute”

Questions and Discourse

Symposium Closing Remarks


Robert Denning, Ph.D.

Yun Shun Susie Chung, Ph.D.

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