In this session, you will get four balanced approaches to curatorial collaboration from the viewpoints of curator, educator, evaluator, and director across disciplines and large and small institutions. Extending current participatory museum practice centered on the museum as community hub, presenters will move beyond the current participatory model to ensure high quality exhibitions that are rich in experience, based on proven models and measurable results. Included are four unique models: Supported Interpretation, Edu-Curation, Cu-RATE, and Culture of Support. Each approach supports both visitor- and object-centered practices. After introducing each model, presenters facilitate group activitiesto allow you to try out a model of your choice.


  • Ann Rowson Love
  • Denise Drury Homewood
  • Nicole Suarez
  • Pat Villeneuve