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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.

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Jeremy Munro

Database Administrator, Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
Jeremy Munro is the Database Administrator at the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art. He is responsible for managing the museum's TMS database and advising on the museum's digital initiatives. Professionally, he's interested in how people communicate on the internet, internet... Read More →
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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 →
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Caroline Culbert

Director of Communication and Engagement, Gund Gallery at Kenyon College
Caroline Culbert is a museum professional with over a decade of experience working in tech for art museums. Currently, she is Director of Communication and Engagement for the Gund Gallery at Kenyon College. Previously she served as Learning Resources Coordinator at the Ackland Art... Read More →
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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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