Art and Architecture Cultural Connections

Thursday, February 07, 2013
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
McLaren Conference Center 250 - Venue
Event Type
Events and Lectures
Birnbaum, Paula J
Art and Architecture

University of San Francisco’s newly-inaugurated
Museum Studies Master's Program is proud to partner with Cultural Connections to present

Beyond Borders: International Museum Initiatives

Thursday, February 7, 2013, 4:00 – 6:30pm
$15 for the general public
free for Cultural Connections members and current USF students and employees

4:00 – 5:15pm: Presentations and Discussion in McLaren 250
5:20 – 6:30: Reception in Thacher Gallery, Gleeson Library. You will have the opportunity to experience the exhibition, “Active Synchrony: New Work by Tahiti Pehrson.”

Commercial enterprise, political freedom, religious diversity. What happens when American museum professionals — immersed in these quintessential values – work with museums in other nations? In this program, University of San Francisco faculty and other experts will share their recent work in Latin America, Asia and the Middle East.


Paula Birnbaum, Associate Professor & Academic Director of USF’s Museum Studies program, will speak about how Orthodox Jewish women in Israel are exhibiting artwork in museums that challenges fundamentalist religious practices. 

John Zarobell, Assistant Professor of International Studies and Program Chair of European Studies at USF, will discuss the rise of commercial Art Fairs in cities such as Mexico City and New Delhi and their impact on local art institutions. 

Elisabeth Cornu, former conservator at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and now working extensively in Latin America, will share examples of the challenges of conservation in that region.

Yoshi Miki, visiting professor at the National Museum of Japanese History, Sakura, Japan will describe recent curatorial work in Japan and Singapore. 

Marjorie Schwarzer, who has recently completed projects in the United Arab Emirates and Japan will moderate, and invite you to share your own international projects and experiences.

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