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Events

February 27, 2020

Beyond media interviews: How museums provide powerful, creative opportunities to do science communications

Are you interested in learning more about opportunities to do science communications in museums?

Then don’t miss the seminar “Beyond media interviews: How museums provide powerful, creative opportunities to do science communications,” presented by York Science Communicator in Residence Patchen Barss.

The event will feature guest speaker Kathleen Brown, chief operating officer at Lord Cultural Resources, a global practice leader in cultural sector planning.

The seminar will be held on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020 from 1 to 2:30 p.m.. in room 306 Lumbers Building, Keele Campus, York University. Space is limited and those interested in attending this event should RSVP by email to fscomms@yorku.ca.

About the speakers:

Patchen Barss tells stories about emerging multidisciplinary research. He has written, edited and produced material for television, magazines and newspapers, as well as for universities, museums, research institutes and public outreach campaigns. Barss has worked for the BBC, CBC, the Discovery Channel and TVO; Scientific American, Nautilus, The Walrus and the National Post; the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research and the Council of Ontario Universities.

Working with cultural consulting firm Lord Cultural Resources, Barss has developed content and strategy for the Perlan Museum of Natural Wonders in Reykjavik and the University of Michigan Museum of Natural History, as well as for many other science, children’s and general interest museums. He also works as a research communications trainer, helping scientists connect more effectively with media, policy makers, donors and the general public.

Kathleen Brown‘s work over three decades with public and private institutions and organizations around the country includes both staff and consulting positions with cultural attractions, community organizations, government and academia.

In 1992 she founded the U.S. offices of Lord Cultural Resources; in 2015, Kathleen returned to the company, first as Director of Business Development and most recently appointed as COO. Brown’s depth of familiarity with the history and inner workings of the company, her 30-plus years of experience as a first-rate consultant, and her outstanding management skills were tapped to lead the organization forward.

 

 

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