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 Vice Director of Digital Engagement & Technology at the Brooklyn Museum where she works to further the Museum's community-oriented mission through digital projects. Through her work at the Museum, she explores the intersection of public participation and digital and has organized three 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. She's currently working on a museum-wide digital initiative funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies as part of their Bloomberg Connects program. In 2010, Shelley was named one of the 40 Under 40 in Crain's New York Business and her work on the Museum's digital strategy and approaches to social media have been featured in the New York Times. She can be found biking to work or driving her '74 VW Super Beetle in Red Hook, Brooklyn with her dog Teddy. ::contact::