Located on the ancestral lands of Pueblo, Navajo and Apache peoples, the School for Advanced Research (SAR)is proud to present “Museums Pivot: Shifting Paradigms for Collaboration.” The four-part speaker series welcomes curators, artists, and other museum professionals for virtual conversations exploring how organizations are adapting and committing to deeper collaboration with communities. Museums and artists are grappling with one of the most transformative moments in history. This series highlights what has led to this moment and shares examples of innovative partnerships. The conversations will also explore the potential of virtual and remote collaboration in the midst of the ongoing global pandemic. Join us as we dive into projects at Chicago’s Field Museum, Seattle’s Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, and more, on Wednesdays, starting March 10.
Elysia Poon, SAR’s Indian Arts Research Center (IARC)director notes, “As the pandemic continues, museums and communities face ongoing challenges, but they are also exploring interesting opportunities through partnerships. We feel it is important to ask how communities and museums, which traditionally rely heavily on person-to-person interaction, are evolving and adapting in this new virtual era. We look forward to acknowledging all the hard work that is happening through these partnerships and we hope the series will sheds light on the road ahead.”