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Association of Midwest Museums

Silent No More—St. Louis
Full Day Workshop
Friday, April 17, 2015
Missouri History Museum, St. Louis, Missouri
AMM has designed a three-part workshop series to help museums, cultural organizations and historical societies navigate the sometimes choppy waters of community engagement. Silent No More—St. Louis is the first of a series to assist museums in working with their communities to offer educational programming that is inclusive of all parts of the story. Every community is different, as is every museum. Learn the four ways that your museum can work with your community to share its story and bring about positive change.

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Panel discussion held November 17, 2014 at the Missouri History Museum, in partnership with FOCUS St. Louis, on how organizations can help make substantive changes in the St. Louis region. Photo Courtesy of the Missouri History Museum.

As museums to continue to look for new ways to connect with their audiences through engagement and education, the Association of Midwest Museums is pleased to offer Silent No More, a three part workshop series designed to help museum professionals tackle difficult community issues. The first workshop, Silent No More—St. Louis, will be held Friday, April 17 at the Missouri History Museum and focuses on how museums can be safe places for community dialogues during times of tension, struggle, and civic unrest. Presentations and conversation will assist museums in connecting to the tougher aspects of community engagement. This full day workshop introduces participants to the how-to of successfully addressing past and current issues through programs and exhibits. The workshop features author Elizabeth Greenspan, sessions on community partnering, curating controversy, the benefits of travelling exhibits, and collecting during contemporary conflicts. The workshop day will include:

Keynote Speaker
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Book: Battle for Ground Zero
Elizabeth Greenspan is a writer, urban anthropologist, and lecturer at Harvard University. Her book, Battle for Ground Zero: Inside the Political Struggle to Rebuild the World Trade Center, delves into the politics of commerce and commemoration at this site of local and national significance.

Silent No More—St. Louis is generously sponsored by
University of Missouri: St. Louis Graduate Programs in Museum Studies

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Whitaker Foundation

Nancy and Hugh Epping Foundation

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Laumeier Sculpture Park: St. Louis

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