Museums10 Virtual Summit 2021
"Navigating Radically Different Perspectives Toward Exhibitions and Museum Work"
Monday, January 11
3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Virtual keynote presentation by Christy Coleman, Executive Director at Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation and former CEO of the American Civil War Museum
Christy Coleman will discuss "navigating radically different perspectives toward exhibitions and museum work," in which she will share relevant perspectives from her museum experiences, particularly her work to unite the Museum of the Confederacy and the American Civil War Center.
3:00 pm Welcome and introduction by M10 Executive Committee
3:10 pm Keynote by Ms. Coleman
4:00 pm Q&A
4:30 pm Adjourn
We will be taking written questions from participants throughout Ms. Coleman's address which she will address in the Q&A.
All Staff from M10 Museums Welcome
With a career spanning over thirty years, Christy S. Coleman has served as the Chief Executive Officer of some of the nation’s most prominent museums. She’s a tireless advocate for the power of museums, narrative correction, diversity and inclusiveness. Ms. Coleman is an innovator and leader in the museum field having held leadership roles at the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, the American Civil War Museum and now the Executive Director of the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation.
She’s written numerous articles, is an accomplished screenwriter, public speaker and has appeared on several national news and history programs. Most recently, she served as Historical Consultant for the film Harriet and Showtime’s Good Lord Bird miniseries. She’s also been a featured public historian for several documentaries, most recently the acclaimed miniseries Grant.
Ms. Coleman is the recipient of numerous awards including Honorary Doctorates from The College of William and Mary, Virginia Commonwealth University and the University of the South for her decades of impact. In 2018, Time Magazine named her one of the 31 People Changing the South and in 2019, Worth Magazine named her one of 29 Women Changing the World.