July 22: Shared Authority and GLAMs


  • Bill Adair, Benjamin Filene, and Laura Koloski, eds., Letting Go?: Sharing Historical Authority in a User-Generated World (Philadelphia: The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, 2011). View PDF
  • Nancy Proctor, “Digital: Museum as Platform, Curator as Champion, in the Age of Social Media,” Curator: The Museum Journal 53, no. 1 (January 1, 2010): 35–43. View PDF
  • Jeffrey Inscho, “Guest Post: Oh Snap! Experimenting with Open Authority in the Gallery,” Museum 2.0, March 13, 2013, http://museumtwo.blogspot.com/2013/03/guest-post-oh-snap-experimenting-with.html




Field Trip
2 pm-4pm: We will spend the afternoon at the Arthur M. Sackler Museum of Asian Art meeting with Nancy Micklewright, Interim Head, Public and Scholarly Engagement at the Smithsonian Institutions, Freer|Sackler

Getting There

  • You will be responsible for getting yourself to the Sackler Pavillion by 1:50pm, http://www.asia.si.edu/visit/maps.asp
  • Options: Take the free Mason-Metro Shuttle from campus directly to the Vienna Metro from the stop that is directly across from the classroom, http://shuttle.gmu.edu/pdfs/2014_2015/Mason%20to%20Vienna_summer%202015.pdf;
    • You may go back to the hotel if you wish, and come downtown from there.
    • Metro: Orange line from Vienna to Smithsonian stop or L’Enfant Plaza stop –7th and Maryland Ave, SW exit. We do not have metro cards for you, so the metro ride will come from your per diem for the day.
  • Lunch suggestions: Food trucks gather near the L’Enfant Plaza metro stop, at 7th St, SW and Maryland Ave; Smithsonian National Museum of American Indian has a great cafe, Mitsitam


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