New Tools for Engaging Audiences at History Museums and Sites
Education and Interpretation
The Conference Center  Tuesday, May 20  8:45-10 a.m.     305 
Learn how three projects successfully use diverse, innovative methods to attract and engage new audiences. Discover what these projects have in common that enabled them to present compelling cases to obtain NEH funding.

Session Format :    Idea Forum

Learner Outcomes

Patricia Brooks - National Endowment for the Humanities

Cassie Chinn - Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience

Cassie Chinn, Deputy Executive Director at the Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience, oversees planning and implementation of exhibition, collection, public programming and education initiatives in collaboration with community members. In her 20 plus years with the museum, she has worked with numerous community advisory committees and community members to create exhibitions, gather oral histories and produce other museum projects. During the Museum's recent capital project, s

Tiya Gordon - Local Projects

Jesse Heinzen - Minnesota Historical Society

Deborah Schwartz - Brooklyn Historical Society

Deborah Schwartz is President of the Brooklyn Historical Society, a nationally renowned urban history center, founded in 1863. Ms. Schwartz, a recognized leader in the field of museum education, and teaches a graduate seminar on museum management for NYU’s Museum Studies Program. She has given workshops on museum leadership in China and the Ukraine. From 2002 to 2006 she served as the Edward John Noble Foundation Deputy Director for Education at the Museum of Modern Art. In 2002, she curated th