We started off this week with a full round of recordings for The Dinner Party audio tour. This tour, free to our visitors and delivered via cell phone, will feature a range of voices, including curators, educators, scholars, and others.
Judy Chicago dropped by to record the introduction.
Susan Zeller, the Brooklyn Museum’s Assistant Curator for the Arts of the Americas, recorded the piece for the Sacajawea place setting.
Radiah Harper, Vice Director for Education, recorded one of Sojourner Truth’s most famous speeches “Ain’t I a Woman.”
Bob Nardi, our resident sound wizard, set us up and watched over the recordings in progress. Thanks, Bob!
Shelley Bernstein is the former Vice Director of Digital Engagement & Technology at the Brooklyn Museum where she spearheaded digital projects with public participation at their center. In the most recent example—ASK Brooklyn Museum—visitors ask questions using their mobile devices and experts answer in real time. She organized three award-winning projects—Click! A Crowd-Curated Exhibition, Split Second: Indian Paintings, GO: a community-curated open studio project—which enabled the public to participate in the exhibition process.
Shelley was named one of the 40 Under 40 in Crain's New York Business and her work on the Museum's digital strategy has been featured in the New York Times.
In 2016, Shelley joined the staff at the Barnes Foundation as the Deputy Director of Digital Initiatives and Chief Experience Officer.