Hammer Auditorium, Corcoran Flagg Building (500 17th Street, NW)
Presented by the Museum Studies program, this award honors the achievements of Professor Emerita Marie Malaro, former Director of the Museum Studies program. Each year up to three graduate students are honored for their research in the Museum Studies field.
This year, the Marie C. Malaro Excellence in Research and Writing Award will be presented by Cinnamon Catlin-Legutko, President and CEO of the Abbe Museum in Bar Harbor, Maine. Catlin-Legutko will discuss that nature of decolonizing museum practice and how it creates opportunities for Wabanaki people to feel connected to the Abbe Museum, promote cultural authority, and encourage collaboration and involvement with and between tribal community members and the museum field.