Interdisciplinary Studies to Sponsor Presentation on the Importance of History Museums

William J. Convery, director of statewide initiatives at the Minnesota Historical Society and the former state historian of Colorado, will present “Confronting Controversy: History Museums in a Troubled World” at 7 p.m. April 9 in Violette Hall 1010.

Convery examines high-profile case studies and invites students to discuss the implications and opportunities of museum work in challenging times. He will address questions such as: Can museums find common ground in our increasingly divisive political climate? What is a museum’s role and responsibility in navigating controversial subjects? Students of the museum studies minor, philosophy and religion, and history are encouraged to attend. For more information contact Dereck Daschke.

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