Marquette Hosts Lecture on Future
of Public Museums
Date: Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2005
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Place: Cudahy Hall, Room 001
W. Wisconsin Ave.
With the recent financial problems and upheaval
at the Milwaukee Public Museum and considering the challenges
that other public museums and historical societies face every
year, is history under assault? Must these types of organizations
look to reinvest themselves?
Dr. Ellsworth Brown, the director of the Wisconsin Historical
Society, will present a lecture on the conditions of public
history organizations in the 21st century Tuesday, September
27, 2005 in room 001 of Cudahy Hall at 1313 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Nationally respected for his accomplishments and innovations
in public history, Dr. Brown has served in leadership roles
in over thirty museum and related institutions throughout
the U.S., including the American Association of Museums, where
he was president from 1990-1992 and the Smithsonian Institution
of Washington, D.C. where he also was a member of the Board
of Trustees of the Museum of the American Indian. He has served
as the director of the Wisconsin Historical Society since
This lecture is sponsored by the History Department and the
Klingler College of Arts and Sciences at Marquette University.
It is free and open to the public.
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