The Ten Thousand Year Collection
A lecture by Elizabeth Merritt, Founding Director, Center for the Future of Museums, at the American Alliance of Museums
Thursday, December 10, 5 p.m., Weinstein Auditorium, Wright Hall
Elizabeth Merritt, a foremost authority on the future of museums, will share her insights on what is to come for museums, collections and archives, in her public lecture "The Ten Thousand Year Collection."
Through the chronological frame of 10,000 years (roughly the span of human civilization), Merritt will consider what preservation and interpretation could really mean across millennia and within the context of shifting institutional culture, as well as the role of digital technology, ethics and value structures around collecting, archiving and providing access to works.
Part of the short-term project Futurisms I: The Ten Thousand Year Collection (December 10-12), a two-part collaboration between the Kahn Institute and the Smith College Museum of Art. Futurisms II: Intersections: Digital Humanities, Interactive Media and Cultural Heritage, will take place February 25-17, 2016.
All welcome. ______________________________________________
Kahn Gallery Exhibit
What Makes You Grateful?
Now on display: an installation by Anne Kubitsky '05, founder of the Look for the Good Project.