Open World Welcomes Delegation of Museum Curators From Georgia

Open World Welcomes Delegation of Museum Curators From Georgia

For Immediate Release

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WASHINGTON, D.C. —On May 31, Open World Leadership Center welcomes a delegation of five museum curators from Georgia for a 10-day professional program. After an orientation in Washington, D.C., delegates will be hosted by the World Trade Center Institute in Baltimore, MD from June 3-11.

Throughout the program, delegates will gain insight into museum management, marketing, and how to execute high profile exhibits. In Washington, D.C., delegates will work with the Interpretive Programs Office at the Library of Congress and later depart for Baltimore to meet museum professionals.

Following their return to Georgia, delegates will host an exhibit on Edward S. Curtis across three museums in Tbilisi. Mr. Curtis was an American photographer and ethnologist who focused on Native North American peoples and the American West.

This professional program and upcoming Edward S. Curtis exhibit was designed in partnership with the U.S. Embassy in Georgia, Open World Leadership Center, Interpretive Programs Office at the Library of Congress, and the World Trade Center Institute.

“Embassy Tbilisi’s cooperation with the Library of Congress began with the Open World exchange program for members of parliament and civil society leaders,” said Ambassador Ian C. Kelly, U.S. Embassy in Georgia. “Through this partnership, we were able to send Georgian museum experts to the United States for training in June, and bring this incredible collection of artwork to Georgia.”

“Open World continues to have strong programs from Georgia with the support of the U.S. Embassy Tbilisi and Library of Congress,” said Ambassador John O’Keefe, Executive Director of Open World Leadership Center. “This delegation arriving on May 31 will receive excellent insights into museum leadership in the Baltimore-Washington region and how to best execute their upcoming Edward S. Curtis exhibit in Tbilisi.”

“Having collaborated with the Open World Leadership Center since 2002, the World Trade Center Institute finds the partnership integral to change and shape new perspectives in Maryland,” said Janine Branch, Director of Professional Exchanges Program and Program Development at World Trade Center Institute. “Fostering global engagement through creative, impactful, helpful, and honest interactions, contributes to Maryland’s goal to be a center for international exchange, making connections that build a more prosperous world.”