In the spirit of cultural leader John Alviti’s curiosity and imagination, the Museum Council of Greater Philadelphia has established the John Alviti Fund for Museum Innovation. John is known for sharing his deep knowledge of history, science, and technology, and for mentoring emerging museum colleagues. He is an important member of Museum Council, and this new fund honors John’s contributions to Philadelphia’s museum sector and enables cultural institutions in the region to test new approaches to programming, exhibitions, community engagement, and/or audience development.
The Museum Council of Greater Philadelphia is pleased to announce Stenton, as the recipient of the inaugural John Alviti Fund for Museum Innovation. The project, “Let the Daughters of Liberty Nobly Arise”: Women Poets, Past and Present, will present an innovative two-part workshop that will bring together leading poets, artists and residents in Germantown to explore the subject of “Women Poets,” in the past and present. The project will target Stenton’s direct neighborhood and encourage participation from a diverse audience in hopes to re-organize the sites current interpretation, which is heavily focused on the colonial male experience. The goal is to use art as tool for civic engagement. Congratulations to the staff at Stenton, including Kaelyn Barr, Director of Education!
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