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, 201
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.