2019: The Year of Big I.D.E.A.S.!

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San Diego Emerging Museum Professionals is proud to announce our 2019 theme: “Big I.D.E.A.S.”

As an acronym, IDEAS stands for Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Sustainability.

These words are concepts, both concrete and abstract, that we encounter daily in the museum communities and beyond. While they have always been important to San Diego EMP and our programming, we’re excited to take a deep-dive into them with you this year!

What does inclusion mean to you? Diversity and equity? Accessibility and sustainability?

We plan to keep these ideas in the forefront as we invite you to join us for twelve carefully-crafted programs this year. From craft and conversations to hands-on workshops to helpful professional development panels… stay tuned for what is to come!

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Cheers to 2019,

San Diego EMP

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August 29: Craft & Conversation: Hiring Practices

August 29 | 6 – 8 PM | Negociant Winery

San Diego Emerging Museum Professionals invites you to our next installment of Craft & Conversation, where we will focus on hiring practices within museums.

Come “wine down” with us at Negociant Winery as we discuss advocating for yourself, best practices and the ways in which the museum hiring process is evolving.

Cris Scorza, Director of Education and Engagement at the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego will be facilitating.

Lot and street parking available. Suggested donation of $10.

To help prepare for this dialogue, read a selection of the articles below:

See you there!

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.

Let us know you’ll be there!

See you there!