Helping Communities Heal in the Wake of Local Crisis

  • Saturday, October 8, 2022
  • 11:00 am - 12:15 pm

Presenter(s): 

Jeff Nathanson, Executive Director, Museum of Sonoma County
Jesse Clark McAbee, Curator of Museums, Museums of Lake County
Nicole Lim, Executive Director, The California Indian Museum and Cultural Center

Track: 

  • Community Engagement, Visitor Experience

As natural disasters and crises become prevalent, hear how four museums responded to wildfires and the recent pandemic. Learn innovative ways to help your community heal. Each museum will share how they addressed local crises in thoughtful and meaningful ways while staying true to their missions and protecting their collections. Through partnerships, interactive social media platforms, creative artmaking, reflective exhibitions, collecting oral histories, and developing programs, each museum became a place of gathering, engagement, connection, reflection, and support.