Challenging Expectations and Encouraging Discourse:
A Team Approach for Museums
Virtual Workshop - Wednesday, October 7, 2020
Thought-provoking exhibitions that challenge expectations, encourage discourse, and, potentially, confront controversy, have the power to transform peoples’ ways of thinking and an individual’s point of view. This workshop will explore ways in which a team approach to exhibitions can augment the professional training of all team personnel and generate a successful outcome for the museum.
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Barbara Rothermel, Director Daura Gallery & Professor, University of Lynchburg
Barbara Rothermel is Director of the Daura Museum of Art and Associate Professor of Museum Studies at the University of Lynchburg, Virginia. Dr. Rothermel holds a BA in art and cultural history from Hood College, an MLS, museum studies emphasis, with a concentration in the art of Australia from the University of Oklahoma, and a PhD in museum studies from the University of Leicester, where her dissertation concerns the university art museum as a catalyst for interdisciplinary faculty collaboration. Dr. Rothermel is a past member of the Board of the Association of College and University Museums and Galleries (AAMG), University Museums and Collections of the International Council of Museums (ICOM-UMAC), and Council of the Virginia Association of Museums.
During Dr. Rothermel’s tenure at the University of Lynchburg, the Daura Gallery has expanded its mission, collections, and programming, and has become a significant presence on the campus and in the community through compelling exhibitions and educational opportunities. As associate professor of museum studies, she was responsible for the establishment of undergraduate programs in museum studies and arts administration, both of which attract students from disciplines throughout the liberal arts, business, and education.