Patricia Harris is a recent graduate of the Museum Studies Graduate Certificate Program at the University of Memphis (UM). She also served for two years as a Graduate Assistant at the C.H. Nash Museum at Chucalissa. For her Graduate Thesis Project at the UM she assessed a three-year museum advocacy project in greater Memphis, Tennessee, US. At the American Alliance of Museums (AAM) Meetings this past month in Seattle, Patricia was featured in the session Effective Advocacy in Your Community: Learn How! where she spoke about her advocacy project. Below is a summary of her presentation.
Measuring Advocacy Effectiveness in Memphis Museums
by Patricia Harris
My thesis project at the University of Memphis explored advocacy practices in Memphis area museums, as well as the broader concept of museum advocacy. My personal advocacy experience began in 2012 in the Museum Practices seminar, one of the core courses in the University’s Museum Studies…
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