8:00 - 17:00 Orquideorama
9:00 - 9:45OrquideoramaConference
The Art of Relevance
Relevance isn't about what's #trending. It's about unlocking meaning in people's hearts. We all want our museums to be "relevant." In this thought-provoking conversation Nina Simon will address how we can use relevance to matter more to more people.
9:45 - 11:00OrquideoramaExperiences
Jury: Luis Marcelo Mendes (Consultor en comunicaciones y branding de MAC, Panamá), Silvia Singer (Museo Interactivo de Economía, México) and James Volkert (Exhibition Associates, USA).
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Is 600 Kilos of Onion Enough? Regional Symposium of Feasts
As food culture is an important aspect in understanding history, the Museo del Puerto de Ingeniero White proposes an event that invites cooks, community institutions and organizers of popular festivals in the region to tell the story of their food traditions.
Neighbor in the Window: Broadcasting Through the Backdoor
The Museo de Arte de Pereira, located in the heart of the city and surrounded by a large residential area, is perceived as an obtrusive curving wall. To counter this negative public perception, the museum proposes projecting audiovisuals on its façade accompanied with sound from a radio antenna to better “tune in” to its community.
The History of an Object
This proposal contemplates questions about the dynamics of power and authority in the creation of museum narratives by temporarily replacing the labels of 20 objects with stories based on personal interpretations of these objects contributed by visitors and narrated by a local writer.
Moving the Q
Michael Andrés Forero (Museo Q, Colombia)
This proposal envisions a traveling exhibition as a participatory exercise which aims to document and display histories and current events of LGBTQ+ people. The Q Museum will be informed by traveling throughout the region and cooperating with others to pose questions and reimagine.
The role of taxi drivers in transmitting information about local culture is a very important link with the local community and tourists. This proposal explores the question: if a taxi driver is able to talk about politics, economy, and the weather…why not museums?
11:00 - 11:30Orquideorama
11:30 - 13:00Orquideorama Experiences
Led by Madelka Fiesco (Papalote - Museo del Niño, México) and Germán Paley (Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires, Argentina).
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All Power to the People: A Story of Revolution Through Inclusion
All Power to the People: Black Panthers at 50 is an Oakland story – a story that continues to influence culture and activism locally, nationally, and internationally – a story which as been skewed by the government and media over time. This presentation will look at how OMCA built community, civic and institutional support and buy-in for this controversial project; how we navigated potentially polarizing and traumatizing issues through community and stakeholder listening circles; and how community consultation informed all aspects of the project conception, interpretation and design.
Intuition Guides Use
Learn about the creation of Museo Taller, a unique museum that gives life and meaning to its collection through the profound educational benefit of doing things.
Museum + School
Find out about the “Museum + School”; program of the Museo La Tertulia which tries to understand the school as a museum through an exercise in which teachers, students, and renowned visual artists re-envision their neighborhoods and reaffirms the value of the school as a place for inquiry.
Find out how The Vaivén Project uses art to foster and strengthen community values and attitudes.
This case study details how the Museo de Paracas was able to completely redesign its permanent exhibition with no financial resources.
Less is Sometimes More
Find out how Museo de Arte Eduardo (MAEM) has become a beloved institution and valued community asset despite its remote location in Patagonia Argentina and limited physical and financial resources.
Un-learning and Re-learning Customer Focus
What happens when a 65-year-old organization, recognized internationally, observes decreasing interest in its offerings? Through internal reflection and conversations with exhibitors, learn how SITES reexamined its customer base to un-learn decades of working methods and dramatically transform itself.
The Museum in an Era of Selfies
Learn how Museo Benito Quinquela Martín invites teenagers from diverse socio-cultural backgrounds to address current issues of concern to them and their application to solutions to broader community challenges.
The Importance of Addressing Difficult Societal Issues in Museums: The YouthLink Model
Explore YouthLink, an exhibition program addressing social problems that teaches young people how to make good decisions so they are less vulnerable to crime and victimization.
11:30 - 13:00Exploratorio
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To Expand The Organization’s Impact through Innovation
With Andrés Roldán (Director General, Parque Explora) and the Parque Explora Team
Gain greater insight from the director and staff of Parque Explora on how they decide which new projects to pursue for greatest relevancy and impact.
To Conduct Museum Renovations
With Juan Pablo Gaviria (Director of Innovation and Development) and Claudia Aguirre (Director of Content and Appropriation)
Learn tactics and strategies in how to renovate galleries and a team building approach to work related to renovations, micro-renovations, and external exhibitions.
To Manage Alliances
With Marcela Pimiento Murillo (Director of Marketing and Services) and the Parque Explora Team
Learn how Parque Explora successfully manages alliances and collaborative partnerships to extend its reach, resources and knowledge.
To Transform Ideas on Content
With Ana Ochoa (Director of Communications and Culture) and the Parque Explore Team
How do you leverage content for greater impact and what, how and where is it communicated? How do you create content for a young audience? How do you make a difference with your content strategy?
To Apply Strategic Mapping in Project Development
With José Ocampo (Designer) and the Parque Explora Team
Learn about a “strategic map” that is a tool that organizes and invites you to rethink the “zero moment” of a project—the initial stage where details on resources, subject, scope and budget are defined.
To Conduct Work at the Aquarium
With Mauricio Posada (Director of the Aquarium) and the Parque Explora Team
The team shares insights on the how they care for the park's living collections.
To Manage Front Desk Operations
With Ana Mejía (Director of Operations) and the Parque Explora Team
Parque Explora receives 620,000 visitors a year at multiple locations. The operations team shares the key challenges and creative ways of dealing with them on a day-to-day basis.
To Contribute to the School Environment
With Paola Trujillo (Director of Education and School Development) and the Parque Explora Team
Everyday education in museums contributes to formal education. The Education and School Development team shares the main challenges and innovative experiences that are being developed to contribute to the education sector.
To Organize Collaborative Practices and Projects with the Community
With Camilo Cantor (coordinator, Exploratorio), Juliana Valdés (social worker, Exploratorio)
Gain insight on how to generate best working practices with others and how to convert collaborative practices into working models that benefit the community.
Visit the Moravia neighborhood and discover how a neglected and blighted area was transformed into an urban garden and meeting place. The process of environmental regeneration is the result of a joint project between state agencies, cultural organizations and community groups.
13:00 - 14:30Orquideorama
13:20 - 14:10Orquideorama
Select from Today’s Menu of topics a conversation you would like to join.
13:30 - 14:10Aud. Planetario 2
What’s Andrea Bandelli Thinking about Now?
Distinguished museum professional, Andrea Bandelli, shares his profound insights on the museum field, concerns, and future challenges.
Andrea Bandelli is director of the Science Gallery of Ireland. His professional interests include the intersection of sciences, art, democracy and public participation that can inform the rethinking of museums and cultural organizations.
14:30 - 16:00Orquideorama Collective workshop
Until We Meet Again: Reimagining the Possible
Collective trust, implicit leadership, music, dance and the unexpected are part of this collective session where attendees will have the opportunity to reflect on their shared experience at the conference and commit to some action steps they plan to implement in their workplace.
16:00 - 17:00Orquideorama
Maria Eugenia Salcedo Repolês and Elaine Heumann Gurian, using their own cultural and personal perspective, will participate in many sessions and interview participants to glean the underlying and overarching themes of the conference and will, together, but in their own language, present a synthesis.
18:00 - 00:00Bar Victoria Regia
A celebration of our time together and a toast to the future with conference attendees.
Buses will depart from the Orchidarium in the Botanical Garden to host hotels at 10:00 p.m.