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Smithsonian’s 14th Annual Free Museum Day | 2018
Participating museums and cultural institutions nationwide will open their doors free of charge to all visitors during Smithsonian Magazine’s 14th annual Museum Day.
2018 Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day
Saturday, September 22, 2018
Participating Bay Area Museums
FREE, but a ticket is required(download begins at midnight on August 15, 2018)
This year, Museum Day will showcase “Women Making History: Trailblazers in the arts, sciences, innovation & culture.”
Search the 2018 list per smithsonianmag.com
Women Making History Programming Ideas:
- Breaking Down Barriers: Host a career panel featuring local women working in male-dominated fields.
- #5WomenArtists: Challenge guests to respond to the National Museum of Women in the Art’s social media campaign asking, “Can you name five women artists?” Provide sticky notes for guests to write the names of 5 women they learned about on their visit. Offer an area for guests to stick their note and celebrate these women.
- The Big Picture: Empower guests to look at the big picture; create a photo booth that frames men and women as equals; by stepping into the big picture, guests make a step toward inclusion.
- Rewriting History: Host a panel discussion on the impacts of how we’ve decided to represent history and the role museums are taking to be more inclusive. Consider pulling out specific items in your collections created and curated by women to be put on special display.
- Scavenger Hunt: Create a scavenger hunt highlighting objects created and curated by women.
- Women in STEM: Focus on women making contributions in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
*Museum ticket required from http://www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/
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Submitted by Michie