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Devon Akmon’s Professional News and Updates.

Coming Soon: World Museum Book Collection

December 23, 2010 Work

Gregory Chamberlain and Museum Identity are publishing a promising collection of books that will explore timely issues and trends from within the global museum community. This nine volume collection includes chapters written by over one hundred museum professionals from seventeen countries. That’s pretty impressive! The nine books that comprise the collection are: The Radical Museum: democracy, dialogue & debate Museums and Meaning: idiosyncrasy, individuality and identity Meaning Making & Storytelling: engaging visitors, empowering discovery and igniting debate Museums Fighting HumanRead More

Interview on Radio Tahrir Regarding Our #Kickstarter Project

August 24, 2010 Work

Earlier this evening I was interviewed by Radio Tahrir, a one-hour long talk radio program hosted on Pacifica Radio, WBAI 99.5 FM in New York City. Radio Tahrir is a weekly radio magazine that focuses on documenting and presenting issues and topics that affect Arab and Muslim communities in the US. As part of tonight’s show, I was asked to explain the Museum’s current Kickstarter fundraiser campaign. Here is the interview: Listen! This project has garnered a fair deal ofRead More

“Understanding Who We Are” – A Town Hall Conversation

March 15, 2010 Work

I’m honored and pleased to be a panelist for “Understanding Who We Are” – A town hall conversation about Detroit and Detroiters. This timely and important event will explore and discuss the diverse communities that makeup the metropolitan Detroit region. I hope you will be able to join us if you’re available on the evening of March 22. Here is the official press release for the event. Wayne State University’s Detroit Orientation Institute (DOI) and One of Us Films areRead More

Emerging Leaders

July 18, 2009 Work

My five month professional development training with the Michigan Nonprofit Association’s Emerging Leaders program has come to an end. In general, I’ve found that professional development trainings are either hit or miss. Emerging Leaders was right on the spot. There were several things that made this program a success. First, we had a great cohort. The group was diverse and represented many different areas from within the nonprofit sector. This afforded great discussions and a wealth of information sharing. Second,Read More