Using Collection Objects and Primary Sources to Engage Audiences

  • Tuesday, October 23, 2018
  • 3:15 pm - 4:30 pm
  • Pavilion E


Robin Katz, Primary Source Literacy Librarian, University of California at Riverside
Holly Stewart, Program Manager, Job Carr Cabin Museum
Susan Spero, Chair, John F. Kennedy University Museum Studies


Redmond J. Barnett, Historian/Museum Consultant, Tacoma, Washington


  • Collections, Visitor Experience
Curators, educators, and archivists are developing more sophisticated ways of engaging visitors. One method is bringing people into direct contact with objects, paintings, ephemera, manuscripts, and others. This session will report findings of a large national survey of such practices, explore two case studies (one at a large museum with college students, one at a tiny museum with fourth graders), and suggest broader steps to best practices.