Saturday, April 17, 2010

CFP - Making Museums Matter

Making Museums Matter: Integrating Collection and Exhibition Programs with College Curriculum
CAA 99th Annual Conference
New York, NY, February 9–12, 2011
Historical Studies, Contemporary Issues/Studio Art, Educational and Professional Practices, CAA Committees, and Affiliated Society Sessions (listed alphabetically by chairs). Proposals, sent to session chairs and not to CAA, must be received by May 3, 2010.
The 2011 Annual Conference is held in New York, NY, Wednesday-Saturday, February 9-12, 2011. Sessions are scheduled for two and a half hours. Chairs develop sessions in a manner that is appropriate to the topics and participants of their sessions. A characteristic, though certainly not standard, format includes four or five presentations of twenty minutes each, amplified by audience participation or by a discussant’s commentary. Other forms of presentation are encouraged.
Making Museums Matter: Integrating Collection and Exhibition Programs with College Curriculum
Neysa Page-Lieberman, Columbia College Chicago; and Leonie Bradbury, Montserrat College of Art Galleries.
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College and university museums and galleries are centers for research and education, incubators for progressive ideas, and laboratories for new theory and practice. They are dedicated to advancing and extending the intellectual life of their campus, while also creating bridges to broader communities by contributing to the public understanding of arts, science, history, and culture. In a climate of tightened budgets, pared down programs and selling of assets, the cultural institution’s ability to qualify its relevancy and value is increasingly vital. This session will provide examples of innovative or interdisciplinary models in which an academic museum or gallery has been able to deepen its integration into the parent institution’s curriculum and mission to become an active leader in supporting and defining the academic life and culture of campus.
Proposals For Papers To Sessions Chairs
Due May 3, 2010
Proposals for participation in sessions should be sent directly to the appropriate session chair(s). If a session is cochaired, a copy should be sent to each chair, unless otherwise indicated. Every proposal should include the following six items:
1. Completed session participation proposal form
2. Preliminary abstract of one to two double-spaced, typed pages.