- Monday, October 6th
- 3:30-4:45pm, Concurrent Sessions
- Visitor Experience, Collections
This session looks at how museums care for, interpret, and elevate pop-focused collections as subjects worthy of sustained community engagement and support. Four collections are represented: the Neon Museum, Pinball Hall of Fame, Blackhawk Automotive Museum, and Burlesque Hall of Fame. Discussion includes how to foster the perceptual shift necessary to make “kitsch” collections relevant to audiences and funders, strategies for interpreting pop-cultural artifacts, and collection management practices for unconventional objects.