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Amherst History Museum collection

October 21, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The Amherst History Museum’s consulting curator, Diana Lempel, will share some of her discoveries and insights in our collection. In this interactive conversation, she will talk about her approach to working with objects in a way that honors their aliveness and connection to the people and non-human beings that have been part of their long lives. What happens to an object’s essence when it now resides in storage? How can we as a museum and community honor objects in the way we work with them?

‘The objects from the collection that I’ll highlight will all be related to one of my areas of research, women’s history. Finally we’ll talk about the ways that a volunteer-run community museum like (y)ours has unique opportunities for engaging these questions.’

This talk will be over Zoom. The Zoom link is https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83036034146

Diana Lempel has been working with the Museum since May.  She has work experience at the de Cordova Museum, Cambridge History, Cambridge Arts Council, and New Bedford Working Waterfront Festival. She has strong interests in women’s history and community history. She splits her time between Boston and Sunderland, which is her home base during the summer.


October 21, 2022
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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