Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44 Page 45 Page 46 Page 47 Page 48 Page 49 Page 50 Page 51 Page 52 Page 53 Page 54 Page 55 Page 56 Page 57 Page 58 Page 59 Page 60 Page 61 Page 62 Page 63 Page 64 Page 65 Page 66 Page 67 Page 68 Page 69 Page 70 Page 71 Page 72 Page 73 Page 74 Page 75 Page 76 Page 77 Page 78 Page 79 Page 80 Page 81 Page 8235 FUTURISMS: PARTNERING WITH THE KAHN INSTITUTE TO EXPLORE BIG IDEAS DURING THE 2015–2016 ACADEMIC YEAR, the museum partnered with the Kahn Liberal Arts Institute to host a project called Futurisms. Using the Kahn’s model of bringing cross-disciplinary faculty together to discuss big ideas, the collaboration consisted of two short-term residencies by leading thinkers. Both introduced topics that will be central to the work of museums, libraries and institutions of higher learning in the 21st century and beyond. FUTURISMS I THE TEN THOUSAND YEAR COLLECTION DECEMBER 10–12, 2015 We were pleased to host Elizabeth Merritt (above left), the founding director of the Center for the Future of Museums at the American Alliance of Museums. In a public lecture on December 10, Merritt explored the public covenant of museums, libraries and other collecting institutions. Looking at the chronological frame of 10,000 years—roughly the span of human civilization— she considered what preservation and interpretation could really mean across millennia. Following the lecture, faculty from a range of disciplines including Theater, Art, Statistical and Data Sciences, German Studies and Psychology participated in a daylong discussion with Merritt that was co-directed by Jessica Nicoll ‘83 and Nancy Bradbury ‘74, professor of English Language and Literature. Merritt also presented a lecture for the course MUX 118: The History and Critical Issues of Museums titled Forces of Change: Trends Shaping the Museum of the Future. FUTURISMS II WHERE IS LEARNING? DESIGNING PEDAGOGIES FOR DISTRIBUTED LEARNING NETWORKS MAY 10–11, 2016 Anne Balsamo (above right) is a national leader in media studies whose work links cultural studies, digital humanities and interactive media. On May 10, she presented a public lecture addressing new pedagogical strategies in higher education and museums that explore the collaborative possibilities of distributed learning. The following day, she participated in a faculty seminar co-directed by Jessica Nicoll ‘83 and Alexandra Keller, professor of Film Studies. Participants came from a range of disciplines including Statistical and Data Sciences, French Studies and Psychology, and also included staff from the Smith libraries. Funding for the Futurisms partnership with the Kahn Institute was provided by The Brown Foundation, Inc., of Houston.