Andrew Pekarik, Ph.D., Senior Museum Research Fellow at the Freer and Sackler Galleries of the Smithsonian Institution, will speak on "Better Museums. Happier Museum-goers,” addressing why people visit museums and how museums can work better for more people. His presentation is sponsored by the School of Library and Information Science, which offers a museum studies specialization in its Master of Library and Information Science (M.L.I.S.) degree program.
Pekarik has studied visitors to Smithsonian Institution museums for 22 years. He will share his insights in a free presentation on Thursday, Sept. 15, at 4 p.m. in room 332, 3rd floor of the university library. The presentation will be recorded and made available for viewing later for anyone not able to attend on Sept. 15.
Immediately following his presentation, guests are welcome to stay for a reception celebrating the opening of the latest exhibit in the Kent State SLIS MuseLab, "Mona Lisa x4." The reception, which is free and open to the public, will take place in room 330 of the University Library, just outside the room where Pekarick will be speaking. Read more about the exhibit and reception.