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Aspen Art Museum’s oral history being preserved in the Library of Congress

Jan 9, 2018

Aspen Art Museum CEO and Director Heidi Zuckerman spoke with Larry Marx for the Aspen Art Museum's induction into the Library of Congress from StoryCorps.
Credit Claire Woodcock / Aspen Public Radio

Storycorps is in town, collecting stories about the Aspen Art Museum to be archived in the Library of Congress.

Facilitators from the national storytelling service are recording a series of conversations meant to represent an oral history of the museum. The privilege is part of the museum’s national medal award from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Heidi Zuckerman is the Aspen Art Museum’s director and CEO. She says conversations have included one of the founders of the museum and community members with stakes in the museum's education programs.

 

She was paired with Larry Marx, a longtime supporter of the Aspen Art Museum. Together they spoke of the museum's evolution.

 

“Larry asked me as sort of the final question," recalled Zuckerman of her recorded conversation, "knowing what I know now, if I would do it again? And I said a thousand percent.”

 

Those conversations will be available through the Library of Congress later this year.