Director do Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History em Portugal

Brent Glass
(Foto retirada do site do Museu da Ciência de Coimbra)

Brent Glass, Director do Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History irá estar em Portugal nos próximos dias. « Estratégias de administração museológica » é o título da palestra que irá proferir em várias partes do país.

21 de Fevereiro | 10h00
Museu da Ciência da Universidade de Coimbra
Conferência em inglês sem tradução
Entrada livre

22 de Fevereiro | 10h30
Faculdade de Letras da Universidade do Porto
Anfiteatro 1

22 de Fevereiro
Serralves, das 15h00 – 17h00 (informação não confirmada, contacte Serralves para mais informações)

23 Fevereiro | 10h
Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga (MNAA), Lisboa

10h00 – Apresentação do Professor Brent Glass pelo Director do Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga, Professor António Filipe Pimentel;
10h10/10h40 – Comunicação do Prof. Brent Glass;
10h40/11h30 – Debate
11h30/12h30 – Visita guiada à Exposição “Primitivos Portugueses”

Obs. Não foi possível confirmar a informação relativa à conferência no MNAA. Contacte o museu para mais informações.

(Fonte: blogue portodosmuseus)

Brent D. Glass, 63, was named director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History in October 2002 after a national search.
Under Glass’ leadership, the National Museum of American History has opened two popular permanent exhibitions, “America on the Move,” in November 2003 and “The Price of Freedom: Americans at War,” in November 2004.

Prior to joining the Smithsonian, Glass was executive director of the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission in Harrisburg, Pa., a position he held for 15 years (1987-2002). During his time at the Commission, Glass managed the largest and most comprehensive state history program in the country and oversaw 25 historical sites and museums, including the State Archives and State Museum; the State Historic Preservation Office; public history programs; and historical publications. He was executive director of the North Carolina Humanities Council from 1983 to1987.

Glass is an active member of the academic and cultural communities, serving on many boards that work to generate enthusiasm for history among the general public. He is currently a member of the Flight 93 Memorial Advisory Commission and a trustee of Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania. He has served as a member of the national council of the American Association for State and Local History and the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Glass received a bachelor’s degree from Lafayette College (1969), a master’s degree from New York University (1971) and a doctorate in history from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (1980). He has written books and articles on industrial history and various topics related to the history of Pennsylvania and North Carolina.

The National Museum of American History is the third most visited Smithsonian museum, with more than three million visitors in 2005. It has more than 250 employees and a federal appropriation of approximately $21 million. It houses some of the Smithsonian’s best-known treasures, including the Star-Spangled Banner, the flag that inspired the National Anthem; the hat worn by President Lincoln the night he was assassinated; the portable desk used by Thomas Jefferson as he wrote the Declaration of Independence; and the Woolworth lunch counter that was the site of the 1960 student sit-in in Greensboro, N.C.

The museum opened in 1964 and, in 2008, completed an extensive renovation of its permanent exhibitions and public spaces including a complete transformation of the museum’s interior and a new gallery for the Star-Spangled Banner.

(Fonte: Site Museu da Ciência Coimbra)


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