Virtual Exhibitions | Module 5
Intro Session: Get Inspired to Create Virtual Exhibitions
August 5, 2021 | 11:00am PT, 2:00pm ET
Presenters: Meg Salocks, Director of Marketing and Engagement, Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, and Matt Farah, Associate Curator/Exhibitions Coordinator, The Historic New Orleans Collection”
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Description: In this webinar, get inspired to create virtual exhibitions, especially for museums. Thinking about adding virtual exhibitions to your museum’s menu of offerings? Looking for guidance on how museums have organized exhibits beyond their galleries, absent four walls and dramatic lighting, and to learn how they pushed the technological and creative limits of their virtual presence? Join this introductory session to hear from museum staff who successfully created online exhibitions.
Get inspired by the curatorial possibilities of limitless virtual space and access! Presenters will discuss the virtual exhibit development process including teams, time, budgets, and platforms, and consider how virtual exhibits can accommodate updates and content expansion in ways that physical exhibits cannot. Connect with museum professionals doing this work and keeping their organizations innovative and forward-thinking.
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Lake Champlain Maritime Museum
Associate Curator/Exhibitions Coordinator
The Historic New Orleans Collection
Matt Farah is Associate Curator and Exhibition Coordinator at The Historic New Orleans Collection. He began his career at THNOC in 2010 as a docent and has worked as cataloger, preparator, reference assistant, and curator of travelling exhibitions. A graduate of Tulane University, his graduate work focused on the political history of the American South. His past exhibitions include “From Winnfield to Washington: the Life and Career of Huey P. Long” and “Merry As the Day is Long: Shakespeare’s Hand in New Orleans”.
Sessions and Workshops in Module 5: Creating Virtual Exhibitions for Museums
Beginner Level: Join this introductory session to hear from museum staff who successfully created online exhibitions. Get inspired by the curatorial possibilities of limitless virtual space and access!
Presenters: Meg Salocks, Director of Marketing and Engagement, Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, and Matt Farah, Associate Curator / Exhibitions Coordinator, The Historic New Orleans Collection
TEch Workshop 1
Strategies, Project Workflow and Efficient Design
Beginner Level: Join this technical session to better understand the methodological framework required to create a virtual exhibition as well as the philosophical challenges involved.
Presenter: Dr. Rene G. Cepeda, independent art historian and curator, Puebla, PU, Mexico
TEch Workshop 2
Web-Based Curatorial Approaches
Intermediate Level: Join this workshop to learn strategies for ensuring online curatorial practice is not lost in a myriad of technical issues. Experience demonstrations on WordPress and Squarespace, and learn about costs and benefits of using other content management systems (CMS) for online exhibitions.
Presenter: Adriel Luis, Curator of Digital and Emerging Practice, Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center, Washington, DC
Tech Workshop 3
Exhibition Design in Virtual Environments
Advanced Level: Dr. Nettrice Gaskins will bring the perspectives of both the digital artist and digital curator to look at exhibition design in virtual environments. What are some design constraints when exhibiting two-dimensional works in three-dimensional virtual spaces?
Presenter: Dr. Nettrice R. Gaskins, Digital Artist, Academic, and Cultural Critic, Boston, MA