Justyna Badach, Robert Kastler, Melissa Gould Fournier, Kurt Heumiller
Saturday, March 18 - 9:00AM to 10:45AM
Grand Ballroom II
Do you love art and love photography? Did you ever dream about working in a museum? Did you know that museums provide a wide range of creative professional opportunities for photographers? Museum photographers create content for web-based projects, curatorial projects such as collection documentation, images for scholarly catalogs, images for marketing campaigns, 3D imaging of objects, portraits of living artists, photography of architecture, events and creating footage for interactives. This panel will bring together a group of photography experts from Philadelphia Museum of Art, MOMA, the National Gallery and Yale Center for British Art to discuss the pivotal role that photography and photographers play within the museum ecosystem. This panel will provide students and educators with a rare, behind the scenes view into the creative and rewarding field of cultural heritage imaging. The proposed panelist are all members of ImageMuse, a free, international online organization of +1100 members that welcomes and supports photographers and projects across the cultural heritage imaging field. ImageMuse is a resource that is free and available to anyone who wishes to work in or learn more about the cultural heritage imaging field. The panel will provide an opportunity for students and educators to learn more about this dynamic and creative field as well as connect with the ImageMuse community resources in person.