Questions of Practice: Cinnamon Catlin-Legutko of the Abbe Museum on Audience Dialogue

Questions of Practice: Cinnamon Catlin-Legutko of the Abbe Museum on Audience Dialogue

Cinnamon Catlin-Legutko, President and CEO of the Abbe Museum, talks with us about promoting participatory audience engagement in the context of a Native American museum. She finds that dialogue-based programs, rather than participatory ones, not only engage audiences, but can “move them to a place of empathy.”

Cinnamon Catlin-Legutko, President and CEO of the Abbe Museum, on promoting participatory audience engagement in the context of a Native American museum. Filmed at The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage on May 11, 2015.

Cinnamon Catlin-Legutko is the President and CEO of the Abbe Museum in Bar Harbor, Maine, which presents the history and cultures of the Wabanaki people. She was previously the director of the General Lew Wallace Study & Museum in Indiana, which she led to the National Medal for Museum Service in 2008. Catlin-Legutko’s most recent publication is the forthcoming Museum Administration, out from AltaMira Press in 2015. She served as Center panelist in Exhibitions & Public Interpretation in 2015.

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