Sep 30: Behind the Scenes: Sustainability at The Nat

September 30 | 5:30 – 7 PM | San Diego Natural History Museum

San Diego EMP’s 2019 theme is the year of “Big I.D.E.A.S!” This encompasses Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Sustainability. EMP’s September program focuses on the “S.” As many local organizations work to “go green” for environmental and economic reasons, learn about how the San Diego Natural History Museum (The Nat) is working to “go even greener” with their current operations.

Join Rubi Baricuatro, Manager at the Balboa Park Cultural Partnership Sustainability Program, and Michael Field, Director of Experience Design at The Nat, as they guide you through a unique behind-the-scenes tour that will shed some “energy efficient light” on the important work of sustainability in museums!

This tour is free to attend, but registration is required.

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San Diego EMP

June 4: Behind the Scenes: LGBTQ+ San Diego Exhibit

June 4 | 6 – 8 PM | San Diego History Center

Join San Diego EMP for a tour of the San Diego History Center’s exhibition, LGBTQ+ San Diego, with curator Lillian Faderman. Lillian will discuss the stories of struggles and triumphs of the LGBTQ+ community in San Diego, beginning with persecution, then looking at the ways the LGBTQ+ community organized in San Diego. She will highlight documents, photos, artifacts, and brief videos that trace these early attempts to fight back and to claim a legitimate presence in San Diego.

Lillian Faderman is an internationally known scholar of LGBTQ+ History and literature. She has authored numerous books of LGBTQ+ community including The Gay Revolution: The Story of the Struggle and Harvey Milk: His Lives and Death. Her books have been translated into seven languages.

Tour begins at 6:15 pm and will last about an hour. Attendees are welcome to experience the exhibition on their own after the tour ends.

The tour is free, however, a donation of $5 is requested to support San Diego EMP’s mission of providing professional development programs for local museum professionals.

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San Diego EMP

July 24: Behind-the-Scenes PostSecret Exhibit

July 24 | 5:30 – 7:30 PM | San Diego Museum of Man

Got a secret you’ve never told anyone? If so, you’re not alone!

Join us at the San Diego Museum of Man for a behind-the-scenes look at their latest exhibit, PostSecret.

Erika Katayama, Director of Exhibits at SDMoM, will guide our EMP guests through the gallery, sharing what it was like to take a topic so universal yet so intimate and fabricate an experience for museum visitors to explore what it means to keep and share secrets. At the end, there will be an opportunity for you to create your own secret postcard and maybe even become part of the exhibit!

The PostSecret project is an ongoing community art project started by Frank Warren. In 2004 he hit the streets of DC, asking people to send him their deepest secrets anonymously on hand-decorated postcards. The secrets came flying in since then, and they are hilarious, heavy, heartwarming, heartbreaking… the whole range of human emotions on display. After several published books, a play, and an incredibly successful blog (check out postsecret.com), the project has made its way to San Diego.

Suggested donation: Up to $10

The behind-the-scenes tour of PostSecret will start promptly at 5:30 pm. Please join us for an optional outing at Panama 66 after the tour at the San Diego Museum of Man.

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