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Breaking news: SCFM is now on Vimeo! Our new Vimeo page will allow us to upload longer videos than we could previously broadcast through Youtube.

The 2011 annual meeting keynote address by Dr. John Fleming of the International African American Museum is ready for viewing on our Vimeo channel. Past keynote addresses and conference presentations are still available on our Youtube channel. Bookmark the new page at www.vimeo.com/scfm and stay tuned as we consolidate our videos to one account!

Still available on Youtube:

The Challenges of Interpreting Slavery
Dr. Rex Ellis
SCFM/NCMC 2009 Conference
March 4, 2009

Finding effective ways to talk about uncomfortable subjects people may not want to hear about, no matter how "important" they are, is extremely difficult. However, in order to tell a complete story, the good, the bad and the ugly must be portrayed. Dr. Rex Ellis contributed substantially to establishing Colonial Williamsburg's worldwide reputation for excellence in the field of African American interpretation and is currently establishing educational programs, exhibitions and collections for the Smithsonian Institutions new National Museum of African American History and Culture. He shares his philosophy as well as practical advice on how to best meet the challenges of interpreting slavery.

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Words of Wisdom Session

SCFM/NCMC 2009 Conference
March 5, 2009

What does it take to survive in today's ever-changing museum field? Panelists will share what best
practices have served them through the years. The panelists are passionate about museums and bring vast experience from their museums, past and present. Featuring Susan Daniels, Director, Fascinate-U Childrens Museum; Catherine Wilson Horne, President & CEO, Edventure; Barbara Taylor, Director, High Point Museum; Van Shields, Director & CEO, York County CHM; Lisë Swensson, Director, Hickory Museum of Art

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Saving American Treasures: A Vision for the Future
(Keynote Address)
Dr. Rex Ellis
SCFM/NCMC 2009 Conference
March 5, 2009

How can we take full advantage of this moment in our history? How do we as museum educators and professionals find ways to stimulate, reenergize, and engage those who visit our spaces? How do we partner, collaborate, and engage with each other in preparation for engaging our audiences. How do we go to the next level to make our community better and, by doing so, make America better?

Dr. Rex Ellis, Associate Director for Curatorial Affairs at the National Museum of African American History and Culture at the Smithsonian Institution, will share how the Museum is seeking answers to these and other questions.

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