Washington, DC, is experiencing an incredible boom in the creation and re-creation of its museums. Tonight’s distinguished panel will explore why this is occurring. They will examine the relevance of museums in the age of the Internet, explain the emphasis on creating “experience,” and contemplate whether there are enough visitors to support this dramatic expansion. Join Archivist of the United States Allen Weinstein and National Archives Experience director Marvin Pinkert as they lead an hour and-a-half-long discussion, followed by a 30-minute question-and-answer session, with leaders of the most prominent current projects: Newseum executive director and senior vice president Joe Urschel, National Museum of American History director Brent D. Glass, National Museum of African-American Culture and History director Lonnie Bunch, National Portrait Gallery director Marc Pachter, Architect of the Capitol Alan M. Hantman, and U.S. Capitol Visitor Center exhibits director Marty Sewell.
Panel is free and open to the public. Seating is first come, first serve. Please enter through the Special Events Entrance on the corner of 7th and Constitution Avenue.
Official Website: http://www.archives.gov/calendar
Added by Kawilmes on December 19, 2006