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PERCOLATE RETURNS IN 2013

Presenting partners the Alberta Museums Association, Citadel Theatre, Edmonton Arts Council, Edmonton Heritage Council and MacEwan University are pleased to announce the return of the popular Percolate speaker series in 2013. Percolate. Brewing ideas with…., is an exploration of sustainability in the fields of arts, heritage and cultural management. The series takes place March 21, April 23 and May 2, at The Club, Citadel Theatre, 9828 101 a Ave. Free tickets and series subscriptions are available at The Citadel Box Office, online at www.citadeltheatre.com and by phone at 780.425.1820.

The 2013 series includes dynamic and knowledgeable speakers from across North America:

Janet Carding, Royal Ontario Museum | March 21, 2013

Robert Lynch, Americans for the Arts | April 23, 2013

Aaron Paquette, Cree8 Success| May 2, 2013

March 21, 2013 | Janet Carding | Strategizing museums in the 21st century

Janet Carding is Director and CEO of the Royal Ontario Museum, the first woman appointed to the position, and is responsible for furthering the Museum’s mission; advocating for its ongoing public and private support; promoting its research, programs, and collections; and overseeing the management of the Museum’s operations, which include exhibitions, programs, education, visitor services, administration and facilities management.

A museum professional for over two decades, Ms. Carding originally hails from England where she obtained her degree from Cambridge University in History and Philosophy of Science and a Masters from the University of London in History of Science and Medicine.

At Percolate, Ms. Carding explores challenging and exciting questions facing ROM as its centennial approaches: How do we reconcile the 19th Century model of the encyclopedic museum with the needs of today’s communities?  What lessons are there for all cultural organizations, as we all deal with changing expectations from our audiences?

Doors for all Percolate events are at 6:30 p.m., with presentations at 7:00 p.m.

This series has been assisted by the Province of Alberta through the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, its arts funding agency.

Images from Percolate. Brewing ideas with… Lois H. Silverman. Thanks to Fish Griwkowsky for the photos. 

Percolate. Brewing ideas with… Lois H. Silverman

Join us for Percolate. Brewing Ideas with…Lois H. Silverman.  

6:30 PM | Doors

7:00 PM | Presentation

Matrix Hotel | 10640-100 Avenue

Reserve your seat by calling TIX on the Square, 780-420-17-57

The evening will be moderated by Paula Simons. Paula Simons is an award-winning City columnist at The Edmonton Journal. Prep by reading her Alberta Views article about the need for a new improved Royal Alberta Museum here…

http://www.albertaviews.ab.ca/2012/02/27/stories-in-storage-2/

In this video “museums studies specialist Lois H. Silverman looks at some compelling research findings and inspiring projects that reveal the potential of museums to serve as therapeutic and social agents for all, including those all too often forgotten.”

Video from Ready to Change? An Experimental Forum on Culture and Social Innovation in Europe and Med Area, Ljubljana, 2-4, December 2010. Video care of Sostenuto and Bunker. 

Percolate. Brewing ideas with… Lois H. Silverman

Join presenting partners Alberta Museums Association, Edmonton Arts Council, Edmonton Heritage Council and MacEwan University on April 18, 2012, for Percolate - Brewing ideas with… Lois H. Silverman at the Matrix Hotel, 10640-100 Avenue. Reserve your free seat by calling TIX on the Square, 780-420-1757.

Museum scholar and author Lois H. Silverman joins Percolate 2012 for a discussion of her book The Social Work of Museums (Routledge, 2010). Lois H. Silverman is an independent scholar, project innovator, and consultant to social agencies and to museums around the world. 

Museums may not seem at first glance to be engaged in social work. Yet, as a growing body of visitor studies, international practice trends, and compelling examples reveal, museums everywhere are using their unique resources to meet human needs, benefit relationships, and ultimately, repair the world.

Following the presentation, Paula Simons moderates a Q & A session with Lois H. Silverman. Paula Simons is an award-winning City columnist at The Edmonton Journal. Doors for all Percolate events are at 6:30 p.m., with presentations at 7:00 p.m., and reception to follow. For more information, visit percolateyeg.tumblr.com

More images from Percolate. Brewing ideas with… Kelly Hill. Thanks to Alistair Henning for the photos. 

More images from Percolate. Brewing ideas with… Kelly Hill. Thanks to Alistair Henning for the photos. 

Images from Percolate. Brewing ideas with… Kelly Hill. Thanks to Alistair Henning for the photos. 

Click to listen to Percolate. Brewing ideas with… Kelly Hill. Slides from the presentation can be found here.  

Join us for our next event on April 18, 2012:

Percolate. Brewing ideas with… Lois H. Silverman

The Social Work of Museums

Museum scholar and author Lois H. Silverman joins Percolate 2012 for a discussion of her work The Social Work of Museums (Routledge, 2010).

Museums may not seem at first glance to be engaged in social work. Yet, as a growing body of visitor studies, international practice trends, and compelling examples reveal, museums everywhere are using their unique resources to meet human needs, benefit relationships, and ultimately, repair the world. Informed by social workers, social agencies, and clients, museums are helping people cope and even thrive in a remarkable range of circumstances. What is the growing evidence base for this emerging new age of museum service? How is the field of social work essential to museums in the 21st century and beyond?  Join Lois for an exploration of these questions as we consider the foundations and future of this exciting interdisciplinary practice.   

Lois H. Silverman is an independent scholar, project innovator, and consultant to social agencies and to museums around the world. A leader in the field of museums studies, she is widely known for her research on museum visitors, and for her federally funded Museums as Therapeutic Agents projects. She holds a PhD from the Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania, and an MSW from Indiana University School of Social Work. Her previous publications include The Therapeutic Potential of Museums (1998) and Transforming Practice (2000). 

6:30 PM | Doors

7:00 PM | Presentation | Reception to follow

Matrix Hotel | 10640 - 100 Avenue

Reserve your seat by calling TIX on the Square, 780-420-1757