Monday, August 21, 2017

Smithsonian senior preservationist Amy Ballard visits Yekaterinburg

Amy Ballard, a senior historic preservation specialist at Washington D.C.'s Smithsonian Institute, traveled through the Urals last weekend as part of a trip organized by the U.S. Consulate in Yekaterinburg.

During her time in the Urals, Ballard spoke with students in Chelyabinsk, Tyumen and Yekaterinburg about her career and about the work of the Smithsonian Institute as a whole. In her talks, Ballard discussed the similarities between Russian and American architecture.

At the conclusion of her visit, Ballard and her colleague Sally Yerkovich conducted a workshop at the U.S. Consulate Office in Yekaterinburg where students learned about a number of museum-related topics including museum management, social media use, volunteer organization, marketing and fundraising. The workshop drew approximately 60 attendees including museum experts, librarians, students and other interested Sverdlovsk residents.

The U.S. Consulate in Yekaterinburg has archived the slides from Ballard's presentations here.