Aug 16, 2018
Kathryn Hill is president
and CEO of the Levine Museum of the New South, whose exhibits and
programming focus on life in the North Carolina Piedmont after the
Civil War. Previously, Kathryn served as COO of the History
Colorado Center and as a management consultant to more than two
dozen other museum and cultural organizations around the country.
Her work has included opening Imagine It! The Children's Museum of
Atlanta, serving on the charter management team of the U.S.
Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., and creating visitor
services programs at the Exploratorium in San Francisco, The
Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, and Chicago's Field Museum of
Natural History. Kathryn earned a bachelor's degree in
political science and government from Mount Holyoke College and was
a Gates Family Foundation Fellow at Harvard University.
This episode is
perfect for anyone interested in leading a history museum in a time
of technological and demographic change.
IN THIS EPISODE
- Kathryn explains what is
different about the Levine Museum of the New South.
- She answers whether the
Levine Museum is actually about the South.
- She describes what a person sees when they walk in the Levine
- She talks about how history builds community and how history
should be told.
- Kathryn discusses the particular challenges of telling the
history of New South cities.
- She shares the values that guide the Levine Museum.
- She considers whether the Levine Museum should be re-named a
Charlotte center of community engagement and social justice.
- She responds to whether the Levine Museum has a decidedly
liberal point of view and social agenda.
- Kathryn notes the central tension point of Southern
- She shares what the Levine Museum initially got wrong in its
'K(no)w Justice, K(no)w Peace' exhibit.
- She discusses the Levine Museum's new #ShapingCLT series.
- She says what the Levine Museum is unabashedly about.
- Kathryn answers whether the Levine Museum would consider a name
- She shares her vision for the Levine Museum if resources were
not an issue.
- She describes her childhood and how she benefits from those
- Kathryn remembers her time at Mount Holyoke College.
- She notes how she found her way to museum work and what she
loves about it.
- She reflects on her work at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum
and at the History Colorado Center.
- Kathryn shares what is the core work of her career and why it
is important to her.
plus Mark's Personal Word Essay: A Turning Point
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