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Incorporating Folklore into Museum Education workshop

June 4th, 2015 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Like museum educators, folklore in education practitioners often employ object-based learning. This workshop on June 4 will introduce ethnographic tools of the folklorist to deepen teaching with artifacts across disciplines and age groups. Expect a highly interactive session that includes exercises to explore the concepts of insider, outsider, context, and material culture.
Speaker Paddy Bowman, Director of Local Learning: The National Network for Folk Arts in Education, will incorporate activities from the inaugural volume of the Journal of Folklore and Education, “Dress to Express: Exploring Culture and Identity,” will address how artifacts convey and reinforce identity.
The incorporating folklore workshop will be held at the Gilcrease Museum located at 1400 N Gilcrease Museum Road, Tulsa.  
Registration is $65. OMA members receive a discounted registration of $50. Registration includes lunch. The registration deadline is May 22. Register online here. 
The education workshop is sponsored in part by the Oklahoma Arts Council, Kirkpatrick Family Fund, Oklahoma Folklife Council, Comanche National Museum and Cultural Center, Oklahoma City Zoological Park & Botanical Garden, Oklahoma History Center, Gilcrease Museum and the Oklahoma Museum Educators (OKME) professional interest network.