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The Challenge of Building a National Museum

The Challenge of Building a National Museum
Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queens Park
Time: May 23rd, 7:00 pm End: May 23rd, 9:00 pm
Interest Categories: United States Studies, Information, Faculty of, History (FAS), History & Philosophy of Science & Technology (FAS), Historical Studies (UTM), Historical and Cultural Studies (UTSC), Diaspora/Transnational, Caribbean, African
Lecture by Dr. Lonnie G. Bunch III, National Museum of African-American History & Culture

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ROM Speaks Culture, and the Jackman Humanities Institute Program for the Arts, are pleased to present:

The Challenge of Building a National Museum

Dr. Lonnie G. Bunch III, Founding Director, Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture

Join Dr. Lonnie G. Bunch III as he explores how the National Museum of African American History and Culture will help the Smithsonian transition from a 19th century institution to a 21st century enterprise. By focusing on a variety of challenges including building on the Mall, conceptual frameworks, public expectations, and contextual terrain of race, Dr. Bunch will explore the history and strategies used to successfully navigate these obstacles.

Historian, author, curator and educator, Lonnie G. Bunch III is the founding director of the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture.  In this position he is working to set the museum's mission, coordinate its fundraising and membership campaigns, develop its collections, establish cultural partnerships and oversee the design and construction of the museum's building.  As a public historian, a scholar who brings history to the people, Bunch has spent nearly 30 years in the museum field where he is regarded as one of the nation's leading figures in the historical and museum community.

TIckets are $15 and include post-lecture reception with one host drink.

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