The Outsiders: Makers and Creatives Working with History Outside the Museum

New England Museum Association Centennial Conference: Museums on the Move, Stamford, Connecticut · November 2018 ·

Our makers and creatives include Colin Caplan, a New Haven architect with a penchant for New Haven pizza who has authored multiple books on local New Haven history. On top of this, Colin, runs two tour companies both of which highlight Elm City history and culture, and he is currently producing a documentary film about, of course, the history of New Haven pizza.

Our second guest maker and creative is Laura Weir Clarke, an architect and the Executive Director of Site Projects, a not-for-profit organization which works to commission world­ class public artworks, programming, and events on a project-by-project basis in partnership with local agencies and organizations that enhance New Haven’s cultural heritage and diversity.

Our last maker and creative is Robert Greenberg, New Haven’s RISD-trained illustrator turned collector turned educator turned museum director. Rob has amassed a significant collection of New Haven-related material, and he is always first on the scene when something significant happens in the world of New Haven history—including identifying skeletons on the New Haven Green that had pulled out of the earth when a tree toppled during Hurricane Sandy, and alerting the Police Department when a bronze plaque to George Washington was stolen and brought to the scrap yard.