Events Meet Ups Open Discussion

September 13: Craft (Wine) & Conversation: Keeping Up in a Changing Field

September 13| 5:30 – 7:30 PM | Negociant Winery

Museum folks are working from within their organizations to positively alter the historical spaces museums inhabit, from encouraging diverse hiring practices and more equitable pay, to creating more accessible programming and reaching out to work directly with communities. But how can we insure that we are in sustainable positions to continue this important work?

Join us at our September Craft (wine) & Conversation night to discuss how to keep up in a changing field. Through a roundtable-style discussion moderated by Emerging Museum Professional, Dia Bassett, guests will have the opportunity to share their views on this subject. We complied a list of articles to read to learn a little more about the subject matter, check them out below. Reading is encouraged but not required!

$5 Suggested Donation (Support EMP with a minimum donation that will help our volunteer-run organization to continue to offer free or low-cost professional development and networking opportunities for museum professionals at all levels.)


The Female Gaze:

The Contested Histories of Water:

Lessons from the ‘Scaffold’ Controversy:

Make Museums Great Again? Fear of Change in Museums:

Ph.D. – Level Position, $28K Salary:

Parking: There is limited lot parking but lots of street parking!

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July 12: Behind-the-Scenes: Chinese Historical Museum


July 12 | 6 – 8 PM | San Diego Chinese Historical Museum
After: Drinks & discussion at The Whiskey House

Join the San Diego Emerging Museum Professionals for a special tour of the San Diego Chinese Historical Museum’s galleries, including a fresh look at a local political, economic, and cultural legend in their newest exhibit, “Unseen Portrait: The Art of Tom Hom”. The program will focus specifically on the involvement of the local Asian community in the opening of the museum. We hope you get inspired to think about the relationships in your community, and how we can continue to build spaces for connection and change. The tour will run approximately one hour.

Afterwards, we adjourn to The Whiskey House, located directly behind the museum at 420 3rd Ave between Island Ave & J St for drinks and conversation.
Parking: There is metered street parking, along with paid lots. Fred Shuttles and public transit are also available. Click here for more information.
6pm-7pm – Unseen Portrait: The Art of Tom Hom tour
7pm-8pm – Drinks at The Whiskey House

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March 29: Behind-the-Scenes: Living with Animals
March 29 | 6 – 8 PM | San Diego Museum of Man // Panama 66

Join the San Diego Emerging Museum Professionals and the Society for Experiential Graphic Design as we get a behind-the-scenes tour of San Diego Museum of Man’s newest exhibit: “Living with Animals”.

Erika Katayama, Director of Exhibits, Kate Clyde, Fabrication Manager, and Sarah Crawford, Exhibit Developer, will share insight into the exhibit design process, the players involved and how they achieved the end result.

After the tour, join EMP and SEGD for libations at Panama 66!

6pm-7pm – Living with Animals Tour
7pm-8pm – Drinks at Panama 66

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About the Exhibit
Throughout history, we’ve formed all kinds of relationships with all kinds of animals and encounter them everywhere in our daily lives. They cuddle up with us on the couch, crawl silently through our walls, sit on our dinner plates, and more.

But whether we see an animal as a pet, a pest, or food has changed over time and across cultures, making our relationships with them dynamic and complex to say the least.

Take a journey with us and discover all the surprising, unique, and inspiring ways that we live with animals. You’ll find we’re not human without them!header_image.png

About our Partners
SEGD San Diego is the local chapter of the Society for Experiential Graphic Design; the multidisciplinary community of professionals creating experiences that connect people to place. We are a global network of graphic and information designers, fabricators, exhibition designers, user experience designers, brand strategists, wayfinding specialists, technologists, teachers, and students who have a hand in shaping content-rich, experiential spaces. Learn more here.


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