Introduction to Critical Museum InterpretationInstructor: Ashleigh Coren
November 1, 2021 - November 29, 2021
How are museums approaching storytelling in the 21st century? Museum interpretation is constantly evolving as institutions infuse critical theory to engage various audiences through education and public programs.
In this course we will reflect upon and critique current museum practices for audience engagement. Students will develop an interpretive planning model and create a presentation to share with the class.
You'll come away with:
- Strategies for amplifying and examining museum collections for various audiences
- Critical self-reflection techniques to complement your practice
- Simple techniques for assessment
About the Instructor
Ashleigh D. Coren is a curator of education and public programs at a museum in Washington, D.C. She works with the public, educators, and other museum professionals to connect audiences with the stories of women in American history.
Ashleigh has a B.A. in Art and Visual Culture and an M.S. in Archives Management. Her writing has been published in The Journal of American Folklore, Viewfinder: Reflecting Upon Museum Education, and the International Review of African American Art.
How it Works
MuseumDev offers 4-week professional development courses for museum workers taught by experts in the field. Asynchronous courses allow you to finish readings, participate in discussion forums, and complete class assignments on your own schedule. Receive certificates of completion.