“The Peale Center: A Place for Everybody’s Story” on WYPR’s “On the Record”

The Peale was honored today when WYPR’s “On the Record” gave us the opportunity to share our new Be Here: EDU initiative with listeners. With support from Melissa Gerr, Sheila Kast interviewed the Peale’s Director, Nancy Proctor, and Omnimuseum Project Director, Michael Burns, about the charrette they are convening at the Peale on September 9 with University of Maryland’s Audra Buck-Coleman and Tuesday Barnes. Saturday’s design workshop kicks off the development of a new storytelling program to collect and share authentic stories of Baltimore schools, past and present, as told by students and graduates. The aim is to offer a deeper understanding of both present-day experiences of segregation in Baltimore’s schools and their historical context by connecting the Peale’s own history as “Male and Female Colored School Number One” (1878-1887) with contemporary stories of Baltimore schools through a series of exhibitions and programs at the Peale and around the City.

You can hear the interview on WYPR’s website and register to participate in the charrette. Can’t make it this time? Sign up to hear about future plans and opportunities.

Author: The Peale

The Peale is based in the first museum ever purpose-built in the United States, commissioned by founder Rembrandt Peale and designed by architect Robert Cary Long Sr. in 1814. Today it is a center to celebrate the unique history of Baltimore, its people and their buildings. Currently under renovation, the Peale will also be a platform for Baltimore’s communities to collect and preserve their cultural stories, an incubator for local creative industries, and a laboratory for innovation in the cultural sector worldwide.

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