The University Art Gallery at the University of Pittsburgh is proud to present the inaugural edition of Turning Points: Museum Practice Now, a conversation series about urgent issues in museum practice today. Pairing recognized leaders in museum practice, one from outside the Pittsburgh region and one from within, the series aims to catalyze important questions about diversity and equity in museums.
An Inclusive Practice for Cultural Heritage is the first event of the series. Featuring Sanchita Balachandran, Conservator and Associate Director, the Johns Hopkins Archaeological Museum, and Founder/Director, Untold Stories in conversation with Dominique Luster, MLIS, Teenie Harris Archivist, Carnegie Museum of Art, this conversation will touch on challenges of collecting and preserving records and stories of the past while championing inclusive practices.
This event will be of special interest to archivists, registrars, museum leaders, curators, conservators, collectors, and students interested in archaeology, anthropology, art history, and library or museum studies. We strive to host inclusive, accessible events for all individuals. To request accommodation or for inquiries about accessibility, please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. All are welcome!
Conversation facilitated by María del Carmen Barrios Giordano, Ph.D. student in the Department of the History of Art and Architecture.
Turning Points is made possible by generous support from the Fine Foundation, to mark the launch of the Museum Studies Major at Pitt.