In this session, practitioners from institutions representing children’s, living history, contemporary art, and archival genres will share stories about why their museums decided to tackle the risky subject of religion and what happened when they did. Examples will include exhibitions and programs employing varied methods of presentation aimed at broad public audiences, all focused on creating understanding through the exploration of religion. Speakers will describe the challenges they encountered and provide pragmatic tips for turning passionate exchanges into learning opportunities.

Charity Counts, Christian Carron, David Trobisch, Stephen Seals, Terrence Dempsey