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Monday, May 2 • 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Theory-Based Practice and Practical Theory: Exploring the Intersection of Abstract Theory and Museum Practice

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Designed both for museum practitioners wondering about how to incorporate more theory into their day-to-day practice, as well as museum studies students with questions about how to make theory more approachable, this session, hosted by the NYCMER Student Peer Group, explores the intersection between abstract theories and on-the-ground practice. Current Museum Studies students will deliver brief summaries of their thesis research, sharing not only their specific research interests (ranging from early childhood education, the relationship between curators and education, to integrating national educational standards), but also their theoretical inspirations, and the practical applications of their research. Participants will have an opportunity to discuss questions they have about incorporating theory into their practice, and guided by our student panel, brainstorm solutions together.


Danielle Dong

Danielle Dong is a second-year graduate student at New York University in the Program in Museum Studies. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Art History and Mathematics from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2014 and is now pursuing a career in museum education. Danielle... Read More →

Alison MacKenzie

Alison MacKenzie a second-year student in New York University's Museum Studies graduate program, became interested in museum education through her coursework at NYU and through internships at the Strong National Museum of Play, The Morgan Library & Museum, and NYU. Alison's thesis... Read More →

Monday May 2, 2016 1:15pm - 2:15pm EDT
Morgan Cafe 225 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10016

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