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Radio Chipstone: How a Museum Represents Its Community

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One of the Chazen Museum's exhibits features an outdoor photography exhibit by Kay Chernush on human-trafficking.

One of the purposes of a museum is to provide a place where people can see things they wouldn’t encounter in their daily lives. But how do museums let members of the public know what they have and convince them to take time to come see what’s on view?

This week’s edition of Radio Chipstone examines how museums can and do connect their collection with the public. Kirstin Pires is the editor in the publication and communications department of Madison’s Chazen Museum. She tells contributor Gianofer Fields that getting the word out about what's happening in the museum is more than sending press releases...it's about asking questions…and listening:

Gianofer Fields studies material culture at UW-Madison and is the curator of "Radio Chipstone" - a project funded by the Chipstone Foundation, a decorative arts foundation whose mission is preserving and interpreting their collection, as well as stimulating research and education in the decorative arts.

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