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Thursday, November 19 • 12:30pm - 1:30pm
New Horizons: A Critical Examination of Animal Crossing for Cultural Heritage Institutions

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This session critically examines how the game's impact on museum digital engagement internally and the public's understanding of what museums are or could be. Animal Crossing: New Horizons was a digital opportunity and cultural phenomenon particularly in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. We seek to interrogate the ways museums have leveraged this game and the cultural moment around it.

Speakers
avatar for Jeremy Munro

Jeremy Munro

Database Administrator, Smithsonian National Museum of African Art
I am a digital professional interested in the intersection of emerging digital technologies and the rising desire of increased social justice and equity in the cultural heritage field. I also run the popular, "Museum Meme Union, Local 420-69" twitter account.
avatar for Sam Theriault

Sam Theriault

Membership & Marketing Manager, Museum Education Roundtable, Independent Museum Professional & Self-Advocate
I live in my hometown in New Hampshire after spending 8+ years in Washington, D.C., where I studied History and American Studies at American University (2015), and attended George Washington University's Museum Education Program (2016).  I’ve worked in museum education, evaluation... Read More →
avatar for Caroline Culbert

Caroline Culbert

Director of Communication and Engagement, Gund Gallery at Kenyon College
I'm a digital resources specialist with a background in information science. Although my job role has evolved into a communications and engagement position, I am interested in the intersection of data and knowledge and how we as museum professionals can use emerging technologies to... Read More →
avatar for Rene Alberto Garcia Cepeda

Rene Alberto Garcia Cepeda

PhD Student / Lecturer, Universtiy of Sunderland / UNARTE
PhD Student at University of Sunderland, currently researching curation and display of interactive new media art in institutional contexts. My research interests include new media art, interaction, fluxus, exhibition design and socially engaged art.


Thursday November 19, 2020 12:30pm - 1:30pm EST
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