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VIRTUAL What is the role of museums in community history and legacy?

VIRTUAL What is the role of museums in community history and legacy?

The All Hamptons Read this spring is the novel Station Eleven.  Museums and the legacy of art and institutions in community memory play a key role in the novel.  Join us for a panel discussion and Q&A with local institutions on museums, archives and collecting.  We will explore what is a museum or archive in 2021? What and why do we collect? What is the role of museums or archives in collective history and preserving or erasing a legacy? Does that role change as it becomes further in the distant past? What is the impact and power of curatorial decisions? 

Pleun Bouricius, moderator

Julie Bartlett Nelson, Archivist, Forbes Library 

Sara Lennox, Board Member, David Ruggles Center for Early Florence History and Underground Rail Road Studies

Penni Martorell, Curator & City Historian, Wistariahurst 

Betty Sharpe, Co-Director, Historic Northampton


Learn more about the novel and why PVMA chose this title here.

Part of the NEABig Read Pocumtuck Valley, a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.


Wednesday, May 12, 2021
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
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Event Organizer

Julie Bartlett