Building the Future of Education: Museums and the Learning Ecosystem
Education and Interpretation
The Conference Center  Sunday, May 18  3:30-4:45 p.m.     LL3 
Last year, educational leaders and activists convened in D.C. to launch a national dialogue about the future of education. This session will report out on that convening and explore how we can integrate museums together with other educational assets into a vibrant learning grid.

Session Format :    Flash

Learner Outcomes

Paula Gangopadhyay - The Henry Ford

Elizabeth Merritt - American Alliance of Museums

Elizabeth Merritt, Founding Director, Center for the Future of Museums. (M.A. Duke University, B.S. Yale University, Museum Management Institute). Elizabeth is the founding director of the Center for the Future of Museums – a think-tank and research & development lab for the museum field. The American Alliance of Museums created the Center to help museums explore cultural, political and economic trends shaping the future and ensure that museums play a profound role in society.

Nathan Richie - Golden History Museums

Nathan Richie is director at Golden History Museums in Golden, Colorado. He holds an MA in Museum Studies from John F. Kennedy University and a BA in American History from Colorado State University. Previously, Nathan served as Director of Exhibits and Programs at the McCormick Freedom Museum in Chicago and as Curator of Collections and Programs at the Swope Art Museum in Terre Haute, Indiana. Nathan served four years as chair of EdCom, AAM’s education network.