Sustainability, Relevance, and the Future - Opening Plenary - Where Are We Now - Summit Recording
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Attendees from the 2007 Kykuit Forum will discuss the findings from that summit and how local, state, national, and global changes to our world have impacted our field. They will discuss what does the historic house museum field look like in 2023 and what can it look like in the future.
Bethany Hawkins (Moderator)
AASLH Chief of Operations
Bethany Hawkins was named Chief of Operations for AASLH in April 2016. She joined AASLH in 2005 in the role of Program Manager working primarily with the association’s continuing education programs, annual meeting, awards program, and affinity groups. Before joining AASLH, she worked as Director of Marketing for the Lane Motor Museum in Nashville and was Executive Director of the Sam Davis Home and Museum in Smyrna, TN. A life-long Tennessee resident, Bethany has both a Bachelor of Arts in History and a Master of Arts in Public History from Middle Tennessee State University.
Gretchen Sullivan Sorin, Ph.D.
Director, Distinguished Service Professor
Cooperstown Graduate Program
Gretchen Sullivan Sorin, Ph.D. holds a BA degree from Rutgers University in American Studies, an MA in Museum Studies from the Cooperstown Graduate Program, and a PhD from Albany University in history. Dr. Sorin has more than thirty years of experience as a museum consultant working for more than 250 museums. She has served as an exhibition guest curator for many exhibitions including the nationally acclaimed traveling exhibition, Bridges and Boundaries: African Americans and American Jews for the Jewish Museum in New York and Wilderness Cure: Tuberculosis and the Adirondacks for the Adirondack Museum. Dr. Sorin writes and lectures frequently on African American history and museum practice. Her books include Touring Historic Harlem, Four Walks in Northern Manhattan with architectural historian Andrew Dolkart, In the Spirit of Martin: The Living Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Through the Eyes of Others: African Americans and Identity in American Art and Case Studies in Cultural Entrepreneurship: How to Create Relevant and Sustainable Institutions.
Chief Preservation Officer
National Trust for Historic Preservation
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