A Conversation about the Art of Relevance with Nina Simon

Posted by OMA on 05/19/2017
Oklahoma Museum Educators (OKME) Summer Program
A Conversation about the Art of Relevance with Nina Simon on July 31

We all want our museums to be “relevant.” But what does that word really mean? In this interactive talk, author and museum director Nina Simon will share inspiring examples and practical theories on how to make your work more vital and valuable to diverse communities.

Relevance isn’t about what’s #trending. It’s about unlocking meaning in people’s hearts. Join Nina for a thought-provoking conversation about how we can use relevance to matter more to more people.

Nina Simon has been described as a “museum visionary” by Smithsonian Magazine for her audience-centered approach to design. She is the Executive Director of the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History, and has consulted with hundreds of international museums, libraries, parks, historic sites, art and cultural centers on issues of relevance, community engagement, and participatory design. Nina is the author of the best-selling book The Participatory Museum and the popular Museum 2.0 blog. Her work has been shared in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, NPR, and TEDx.

Join us for a Skype conversation with Nina at the Oklahoma History Center in Oklahoma City on July 31, 2017. Lunch will be provided. Registration is $65 for OMA members and $85 for non-members. Deadline to register is July 21. Register online here.

11:00am • Guided Tour of OHC (Optional)
12:00pm • Lunch and Networking
1:00pm • Presentation by Nina Simon on The Art of Relevance
2:00pm • Follow-up Discussion
3:00pm • Adjourn

This event has been organized by the Oklahoma Museum Educators professional interest network and is sponsored in part by Oklahoma Arts Council, Kirkpatrick Family Fund, Oklahoma City Zoo, Museum of the Red River, The Springer Company, Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame, Daystar Foundation & Library, and Henryetta Historical Society.