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Museum Musings: Rethinking the Museum

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

DATE: Thursday, June 15
TIME: 6-8 p.m.
LOCATION: Koshland Science Museum, 6th and E streets, N.W,
METRO: Gallery Place/Chinatown
COST: $5
RSVP: or 202-334-2436

Join the Office of Exhibitions and Cultural Programs and the Koshland Science Museum for a discussion of the history and future of museums. Find out how cutting-edge technology, programming, and interdisciplinary study may change the way we conceptualize museums. The program will include a discussion with Philip Spiess and David Yager on the intersections and disjunctures between traditional concepts and the future of museums. A reception will follow.

PHILIP SPIESS is associate professorial lecturer in the museum studies graduate program at George Washington University, Washington, D.C., where he has taught since 1984. He is a museum consultant and frequent guest lecturer in a number of museum studies programs worldwide.

DAVID YAGER is distinguished professor and executive director of the Center for Art and Visual Culture at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). He is also the director of the Center for Convergent Design at UMBC, a center that focuses on innovation and integration of design, technology, and end-users in the health and wellness industries. Dr. Yager is the founding director of the Imaging Research Center and past chair of the department of visual arts at UMBC.


For over twenty years, the Office of Exhibitions and Cultural Programs of the National Academy of Sciences has sponsored exhibitions, concerts, and other events that explore relationships among the arts and sciences.

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