Online Workshop: Murals and Museums - the Intersection of Art, Science, and Cultural Relevance
Tuesday, July 18, 2023; 2pm - 3pm Eastern / 11am - 12pm Pacific
During this online workshop, we will hear from museum partners and their local collaborators who together used murals to engage audiences in art and STEM content in ways that were culturally relevant to the communities they serve. Presenters will guide us through their process and offer strategies for incorporating similar work into your museum.
Kate Semmens & Keri Maxfield, Nurture Nature Center in Easton, PA
Adrienne Testa, Sciencenter in Ithaca, NY
Caleb Thomas, Ithaca Murals in Ithaca, NY
- Sciencenter Unveils 20 Mini Murals from Shira Golding Evergreen on Vimeo
James Owens, Headwaters Science Center in Bemidji, MN
Ellie Isakson, Artist in Residence at Headwaters Science Center in Bemidji, MN
Some of the projects discussed during this workshop are part of the NISE Network’s Sustainable Futures initiative to support museums and similar cultural organizations in their efforts to integrate sustainability into all aspects of their institution, including decision-making, operations, programs, and community partnerships. Informal educators who participated in the fellowship program were introduced to sustainability science and practices, and provided with resources and support to work on a sustainability-related project at their institution.
Check out this two-minute video about these Sustainability Fellowships: https://www.nisenet.org/sustainability-fellowship
Learn more and review all of the NISE Network's Sustainability in Science and Technology Museums resources, including public programs, hands-on activities, professional resources, and more: https://www.nisenet.org/sustainability