Meet. Mingle. Network: Philadelphia Emerging Museum Professionals

Young Professionals Preview Night is a special, high-profile preview cocktail reception and networking event for young professional leaders in the Philadelphia area.

There are over a dozen young professional groups participating. Get to know featured organization Philadelphia Emerging Museum Professionals, as Kara Furman answers a few of our questions.

Can you tell us a bit about your organization?

Philadelphia Emerging Museum Professionals is a group for museum/arts related staff and enthusiasts living in the Greater Philadelphia area. A regional branch of the national Emerging Museum Professionals (EMP) with the American Alliance of Museums (AAM), we facilitate social and professional opportunities for those in their first decade of a museum career. Our goal is to to create a participatory organization of museum professionals who, through dialogue, community action and innovation, work together to shape the future of the museum field.

What benefits does your organization offer a young professional?

We offer the opportunity to join a participatory organization of emerging museum professionals who work together to shape the future of the museum field. We strive to promote dialogue, community action and innovation and to provide opportunities for networking and professional development.

What do you think young professionals will get out of the preview night?

Opportunities to meet other young professionals, especially across related fields, is very important! Making connections and beginning conversations with others is part of creating and maintaining a vibrant arts and culture sector in Philadelphia.

Do you think it’s important for young professionals to be involved in the local cultural scene?

Yes! Part of engaging with the museum field includes engaging in the local cultural scene by attending exhibitions and gallery openings, as well as other events that increase awareness and appreciation of art and culture.

Rebecca Schultz

Rebecca Schultz makes abstracted landscape paintings and murals inspired by nature; her organic forms reference elements…

Rebecca Schultz makes abstracted landscape paintings and murals inspired by nature; her organic forms reference elements such as rock formations and plants. Her installation work focuses on environmental…

Rebecca Schultz makes abstracted landscape paintings and murals inspired by nature; her organic forms reference elements such as rock formations and plants. Her installation work focuses on environmental issues. Much of Rebecca's…

Ursula Hertz Sternberg

Artist and InLiquid member Ursula Hertz Sternberg passed away September 22, 2000. The following is an obituary reprinted…

Artist and InLiquid member Ursula Hertz Sternberg passed away September 22, 2000. The following is an obituary reprinted from the Chestnut Hill Local.…

Artist and InLiquid member Ursula Hertz Sternberg passed away September 22, 2000. The following is an obituary reprinted from the Chestnut Hill Local.…

Melissa Husted-Sherman

Colorful, minimalist still-life paintings created with a palette knife, which leaves a distinctive texture. Incisions and…

Colorful, minimalist still-life paintings created with a palette knife, which leaves a distinctive texture. Incisions and scrapings, along with pencil and oil pastel marks, trace the creation of the…

Colorful, minimalist still-life paintings created with a palette knife, which leaves a distinctive texture. Incisions and scrapings, along with pencil and oil pastel marks, trace the creation of the work over time. Light…

Jacqueline Unanue

Jacqueline Unanue's current paintings series originated from my method of “calligraphic” painting: using spontaneous drawing,…

Jacqueline Unanue's current paintings series originated from my method of “calligraphic” painting: using spontaneous drawing, to evoke a primal mode of communication.…

Jacqueline Unanue's current paintings series originated from my method of “calligraphic” painting: using spontaneous drawing, to evoke a primal mode of communication.…

Kathleen Vaccaro

Kathleen Vaccaro's work mixes imagery from imagination, memory, and photographs. Color expresses her personal experience…

Kathleen Vaccaro's work mixes imagery from imagination, memory, and photographs. Color expresses her personal experience in the images. …

Kathleen Vaccaro's work mixes imagery from imagination, memory, and photographs. Color expresses her personal experience in the images. …

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