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  • Talk of the Towns 1/9/15

    Host: Ron Beard, University of Maine Cooperative Extension
    Studio Engineer: Amy Browne

    Issue: Community concerns and opportunities

    Program Topic: The Abbe Museum—Bridging Wabanaki and White People and Cultures

    Key Discussion Points:
    • What were the origins of the Abbe and what is it’s current mission?
    • Big step to create its downtown location… what is the relationship between the museum in Acadia and the downtown museum?
    • What were the potentials you saw when you came… what continues to excite you?
    • How has the role of the Abbe to bridge “white” and Wabanaki people and cultures evolved, perhaps using Twisted Path as an example?
    • What is the role of “museum educator”? What do you enjoy about your work in schools, or when school and other groups visit the Abbe?
    • George brings so much to his role… what are some of the obvious and not-so-obvious contributions from your Passamaquoddy/Wabanaki culture, your education?
    • How do you see the Abbe helping to bridge Wabanaki and “white” people and cultures?
    • One of the planks in that bridge might be basket-making… talk about the art and artistry of basketmaking in Wabanaki culture… historical and current context
    • Describe the role of the museum to help “build community” in Bar Harbor, and Mount Desert Island… what do you do to foster those connections, to build community capacity?
    • Talk about the new exhibit inspired by the women of Indian Township and the effects of
    substance abuse on the community… what questions would you like visitors to ponder?
    • What else should we look for at the Abbe in coming months? What are some of the other staff working on?
    • How has your affiliation with the Smithsonian affected your programming and recognition?

    Cinnamon Catlin-Legutko, President, Abbe Museum
    George Neptune, Museum Educator, Abbe Museum

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    Published on January 9, 2015 · Filed under: Talk of the Towns; Tagged as: , ,
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