Oberlin College and Conservatory

Why Museums? A Winter Term Discussion

Friday, January 17 at 10:30am

Allen Memorial Art Museum
87 North Main Street, Oberlin, OH 44074

Why do museums do what they do? Why do they collect and display the things they do? Why should museums be a part of people’s lives? Why is it worth participating in museums? Why should we preserve museums for the future? Why might I want to work at a museum?

Join a group conversation in the galleries of the Allen Memorial Art Museum, where we’ll begin with the question “why?” in order to discuss different types of museums, their goals, and the communities they hope to serve.

This winter term event is open to all students who are interested in art, history, cultural institutions, issues of display, or simply in the question: “Why museums?”

Lunch will follow this free program. RSVP by Monday, January 13 at tinyurl.com/whymuseums.

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Arts, Info Sessions/Presentations


Administrative, Allen Memorial Art Museum, Winter Term



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Photo by John Seyfried

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Hannah Wirta Kinney

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