Building a New Museum on the Washington DC Mall: The Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture - Lecture

Thursday, October 23, 2014
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
McLaren Conference Center 250
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Student Organization Event
Beaman, Alexa
AGSUSF - Museum Studies Graduate Association

Hear from Museum Director, Noted Historian and Author Lonnie Bunch!

The University of San Francisco’s Museum Studies Graduate Association, Museum Studies Graduate Program, and Orchard Hotel are proud to host “Building a New Museum on the Washington DC Mall: The Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture” on Thursday, October 23rd from 1:00-2:45pm in McLaren 250 on the University of San Francisco Campus.

Lonnie Bunch III will speak about the process of building the new museum and his work to develop human rights practice and diversity in museums. Bunch has directed the museum since 2005 and is a prominent museum professional and author. His latest book is titled Call the Lost Dream Back: Essays on History, Race and Museums.

Dr. Mary Wardell-Ghirarduzzi, Vice Provost for Diversity Engagement and Community Outreach at USF and a recent recipient of the Hero Award from the San Francisco Human Rights Commission, will introduce Mr. Bunch. A free reception and book signing will follow in the Thacher Gallery from 2:15-4:00pm.

This event is funded by the Graduate Sudent Senate

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Museum Studies Graduate Association: MSGA promotes and facilitates scholarly and professional development activities while fostering awareness for museum exhibitions, current events, programs, and employment opportunities. Members network and collaborate with Museum Studies alumni and museum professionals on a national level, and strive to immerse themselves in the museum community.

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If you are a person with disability who needs reasonable accomodations for this event, please contact Student Disability Services at 415.422.2613 at least five days prior to the event. Please know that some accomodations (e.g. sign language, interpreting, realtime captioning) may take longer than five days to arrange.

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