17 Apr
17:00 - 18:00

Spark Session

17 April 2024: Spark Session

You're very much invited for the MACCH Spark Session on Wednesday 17 April from 5-6, at the Plant (Grote Gracht 76, ground floor). If you’re planning on joining, please reply to macch@maastrichtuniversity.nl.

Using a framework of cultural ecology, Carissa DiCindio will discuss how exploration inside and outside of museums can help us to examine the relationships between museums and their communities. She will share projects that inform her work in this area and research and arts-based methods she uses to understand these systems.

Carissa DiCindio is an Associate Professor in Art and Visual Culture Education in the School of Art, University of Arizona. She is also an affiliate faculty member in the graduate interdisciplinary program, Applied Intercultural Arts Research, and co-director of the Graduate Certificate in Museum Studies. Her teaching and research center on art museum education, with a specific focus on museum-community partnerships, university art museums as spaces for collaboration and innovation, and creating opportunities for dialogue and connection in art museum programming. She collaborates on projects and programs with museums and community organizations in Tucson to develop experiential learning opportunities with university students. Prior to her position at the University of Arizona, DiCindio was the Curator of Education at the Georgia Museum of Art where she worked for 14 years. She holds an MA in art history and a PhD in art education from the University of Georgia.

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