Welcome to Activating Heritage 2021!

Moderator: Cairo Dye, National Hellenic Museum

Panelists: James Deutsch, Jacob Campbell, Madeleine Tudor, Alicia Zeimet

How does one go about documenting a series of global events which not only impacted one community, but rocked the entire world? How might the process of museum collecting and storytelling create opportunities for reflection, solidarity, and healing? Learn how the Smithsonian Folklife Digital Magazine, Field Museum of Natural History Pandemic Collection Committee, and Chicago Cultural Alliance Stories of Arts Resilience project are leveraging community engagement, oral history, storytelling, and the generation of art in order to offer novel approaches toward museum collecting and documentation of the pandemic.