Lifelong Learners presents "Old Museums, New Eyes and Issues"
MCC's Lifelong Learners presents "Old Museums, New Eyes and Issues" on Friday, Oct. 19, from 10 a.m. to noon in Room G129 in the Stanley and Blanche Ash Technolgy and Learning Center on MCC's Greenville campus. Museums of all types around the world are facing a series of issues that challenge views of the present, past, ethics and the ownership of history. From art looted by the Nazis to collections of human remains to museums that present norm-challenging interpretations of culture, institutions of all types and sizes have more critical decisions to confront than ever. Join Dr. Michael Stafford, director of the Cranbrook Institute of Science in Bloomfield Hills, to explore these many issues as well as to learn more about several exciting new national and international museum projects, including an ongoing project that will reshape Greenville’s own Flat River Historical Museum. A Greenville native, Stafford is a specialist in the early cultures of Scandinavia. He has lived in Denmark for nearly five years and was a Fulbright Scholar to the Danish National Museum.