When:Wednesday November 13, 2019, 6-8 pm
Location:Mütter Museum of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia
Cost:$10 General Admission, Museum Council members get a $5 discount (input your MC email in the promo code field)
What happens when disease strikes a city of two million people, sickening half a million and killing more than 12,000 in just six weeks, and 20,000 in six months? What would YOU do?
A century ago, a worldwide health disaster hit home. The influenza pandemic of 1918–19, the global epidemic often called the “Spanish flu,” killed 50 to 100 million people worldwide. Here in Philadelphia, the Liberty Loan Parade, a patriotic wartime effort on September 28, 1918, helped to spread the disease.
Spit Spreads Death: the Influenza Pandemic of 1918-1919 in Philadelphia is an exhibition and artist project that explores how neighborhoods in Philadelphia were impacted, how the disease spread, and what could happen in future pandemics. Join us at the Mütter Museum for a behind-the-scenes guided tour of this fascinating exhibition. Afterwards attendees are encouraged to meet up for drinks at the nearby Rogues Gallery.
Join the Museum Council of Greater Philadelphia at the Academy of Natural Sciences for your last chance to see Mythic Creatures: Dragons, Unicorns, and Mermaids. Mingle with fellow Museum Council members, meet staff from the Academy’s Exhibits and Public Experience teams, and get an up-close look at this special exhibit.
Behind-the-Scenes at the Please Touch Museum's America to Zanzibar: Muslim Cultures Near and Far Exhibit
Join us at the Please Touch Museum to learn about America to Zanzibar: Muslim Cultures Near and Far and network with Museum Council members. Hear from museum staff members and community advisory committee leader, Salima Suswell, about the development of an exhibit that considers the role of Muslim cultures on local and global scales and what this exhibit means for Philadelphia.
Social media provides both educational and marketing opportunities for cultural institutions. But staffing, institutional history, and size present challenges that make it difficult to optimize these platforms. Join us for a panel with James Claiborne (African American Museum in Philadelphia), Caitlin Mahoney (Philadelphia Museum of Art), and Patrick Wittwer (Visitor Experiences Group).
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Explore the newly reinstalled and reinterpreted Chinese art galleries at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Hiromi Kinoshita, The Hannah L. and J. Welles Henderson Associate Curator of Chinese Art, and the project’s interpretative team will offer a tour of the galleries followed by an informal conversation about the collaborative process.
How can we design truly engaging exhibitions and interpretive experiences by learning about our visitors and making space for them to contribute throughout the planning process? Independent Exhibitions principal and exhibit developer Kathleen McLean and Institute for Learning Innovation researcher Judy Koke, Ph.D. will share their work, guiding philosophies, and effective practices for integrating visitor perspectives into exhibitions and interpretation. Networking and refreshments to follow.
This event is co-sponsored by University of the Arts Museum Studies Department and the Delaware Art Museum.