Education & Interpretation
What new stories can your museum tell through food and drink? What really happens when you hire a beer historian? How can food history add depth to interpretation, grow audiences, and increase sales? Join us to learn about the successes, opportunities, mistakes, and growth of the Smithsonian Food History Project over the past 5 years. The panel will give a 360-degree view of curation, marketing, education, and business development. For this open forum session, come prepared to share and ask questions about how your museum explores what we eat, what we cook, and how it’s grown. Get inspired by colleagues at the New Orleans meeting and bring back fresh strategies you can use, from classroom to café to gallery.