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The American Idea of Museums: A Conversation with Steven Conn, Blake Bradford and Susan Glassman
Start Date: 11/29/2012Start Time: 4:00 PM
End Date: 11/29/2012End Time: 5:30 PM

Event Description:
Charles Willson Peale opened one of the first American museums in Philadelphia in 1786 with the intention of educating all curious citizens regardless of social class and educational background. This truly American, democratic notion differed from European models, many of which sought to display royal riches. Speaker Steven Conn, professor of American cultural and intellectual history at Ohio State University, Susan Glassman, director of the Wagner Free Institute of Science in Philadelphia, and Blake Bradford, director of education at the Barnes Foundation, will discuss how democratic ideals in museums have both lived on and changed. This program will be moderated by Kenneth Finkel, distinguished lecturer in the Department of American Studies.
Location Information:
Main Campus - Paley Library
Room: lecture hall
Contact Information:
Name: Nicole Restaino
Phone: 204-2828
Open to:
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  • Temple sponsor organization:
    University Libraries

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