Beyond the Halls: An Insider's Guide to Loving Museums Author Talk and Book Signing

 Beyond the Halls: An Insider's Guide to Loving Museums Author Talk and Book Signing

Meet the Author, Mackenzie Finklea

Saturday, January 4th, 10 am - 12 pm

Rosenberg Library, Wortham Auditorium (1st floor)

Join us for a lively discussion of Mackenzie Finklea's new book and a celebration of museums! Light refreshments will be served and books will be available for purchase.

About the Book

Beyond the Halls is a book that speaks to museum lovers (and haters) who are looking to discover, for the first time, the history of museums and the dynamic nature of the industry.

The past, present and future of human culture can be found inside glass, on walls or tucked away in a climate-controlled environment. But what attracts society to collect fine art, pottery, and other ancient artifacts? Why do museums exist? In Beyond the Halls: An Insider’s Guide to Loving Museums you’ll find a brief history of museums while exploring the present nature of these institutions and thought-provoking ways to interact with them.

Stigma surrounds museums claiming they are boring, dusty, and stagnant, but within these pages, you’ll find thoughtful insights, heart-warming stories, and even games you can play with friends. Explore the many ways that you can appreciate displays and gain more memorable, exciting experiences inside museums.

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 Beyond the Halls: An Insider's Guide to Loving Museums Author Talk and Book Signing

About the Author

Mackenzie Finklea is an American Anthropologist and life-long museum enthusiast. She is a young professional who studied at the University of Texas at Austin earning a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology, a minor in Architecture, and a certificate in Museum Studies. In April of 2019, she was invited to speak at the TEDx conference at UT Austin about her research on Internet Memes and cyberculture. She has a long history of previous leadership roles and a vibrant fascination with displays of human culture.

Mackenzie is borderline obsessed with two things in life: museums, and her tabby cat, Owen. She was compelled to write her book, Beyond the Halls: An Insider’s Guide to Loving Museums as a way to share her passion for museums in a practical and fun approach so that everyone can have the opportunity to cherish and admire museums as much as she does.

Questions about the event? Contact Lauren Martino at [email protected] or 409-763-8854 x117.