"Museums are in trouble. Attendance is declining; visitors and employees of color are poorly represented; and as fair workplaces, museums disappoint." Therese Quinn
Inauguration book release 2016
Museums, like all other social institutions, reflect the tensions and contradictions of their times. The Museum and Exhibition Studies (MUSE) Graduate Program at the University of Illinois at Chicago proposes that museum problems, including declining attendance, homogenous employee and visitor demographics, and inequitable workplaces, and are deeply seeded in the field and its professions and that remedies will require radical reimagining and change. Responding to the urgencies of the moment and recognizing the need to transform museums and our cultural work within their spaces, MUSE offers this new journal. Fwd: Museums signals a desire to lift up and forward ideas that might push our collective thinking about cultural work. This volume explores the theme of inaugurations, or firsts and beginnings, with over 20 contributions from scholars and creative practitioners.
table of contents
TABLE OF CONTENTS 2 Welcome by Therese Quinn 3 Introduction by Devin Malone 4 Acknowledgements & Publication Team 5 My Art Museum Mission by LaTanya S. Autry 6 The Visitors of Color Project: Centering and Privileging People (in the Margins of Museums) by Porchia Moore and nikhil trivedi 7 A Doodled Vision for a Latino Museum by Ranald Woodaman 8 Querida Xicanita by Stephanie Hernández 9 Exhibit Review - Stevie Hanley's "Synaesthetica" by Evelyn Yeung 10 The First Time I was Made into an Art Object by Melissa Romeo 11 The Object Effect by Nora Sternfeld 12 Her Room as an Exhibit by Elizabeth Anh Thomson 13 Exhibit Review - Lonely Amid the Crowd: Laura Davis at Threewalls by Elizabeth Lalley 14 My First Digital Exhibit: Mr. Boller's Scrapbook by April Lynne Earle 15 Face Value: Identity and Adaptation in Chicago's Chinatown by Jacob Yeung 16 The Virtual Museum of the Bulgarians in North America: Shared Heritage and Intercultural Communications by Dilyana Ivanova 17 My First Scathing Letter to the Editor by Javairia Shahid 18 Trauma Memory Healing: Exhibiting the August 7th 1998 Bombing of the U.S. Embassy in Nairobi by Dr. Kiprop Lagat 19 Book Review - Artifacts and Allegiances: How Museums Put the Nation and the World on Display by Emese R. Toth 20 Jotería Undocumented by Gabriela S. Hernandez Martinez 21 It Would Be My Honor to Work for Free by Sarah Padilla 22 Museums Respond to Black Lives Matter & Beyond: A 5 Part Retrospective by Monica O. Montgomery 23 Human Rights Abuses Committed by the Guggenheim and Louvre Museums on Saadiyat Island by Kara Hendrickson 24 Audio Description; Say What You See by Elizabeth Anh Thomson 25 A Very Brave and Courageous Thing: Museums and the Power to Reshape Historic Narratives of People of Color by Jackie Peterson 26 Book Review - Anarchist's Guide to Historic House Museums by Elizabeth Lalley 27 #FERGUSON_SEA: A 10 Day Study in Social Media and Responsive Programming by Leilani Lewis and Chieko Phillips 28 De museos, identidades, jóvenes y desplazamientos en el Trópico de Capricornio by Jorge Arturo Albuja Tutivén 29 Promises to My Future Self by Courtney Sass
$18.00By Museums and Exhibition Studies Program at University of Illinois at Chicago Park Ridge, IL, printed by StepSister Press 2016 Pages: 256 Dimensions: 5.5 in X 8.5 in Cover: soft Binding: perfect bound Process: digital Color: full color Edition size: print on demand ISBN: 978-0-9802300-6-2