Connecting to Community: Learn from the National Medalists!
Forces of Change
Washington State Convention Center  Wednesday, May 21  8:45-10 a.m.     611-612 
Learn from the best as IMLS National Medal for Museum Service recipients share insights on positioning themselves as community anchor institutions. Presentations will be followed by interactive work groups with the medalists to help you develop innovative ideas to benefit your own community.

Session Format :    Creative Collaborations

Learner Outcomes

Cathryn Ferree - Conner Prairie Museum

Cindy Foley - Columbus Museum of Art

Cindy is Executive Assistant Director, Director of Learning and Experience at the Columbus Museum of Art, OH. Cindy has recently written on educational leadership in the museum for the Journal of Museum Education, the changing role or museums in the 21st Century as well as on creativity in art education including a presentation for TEDX Columbus in 2014 entitled-Teaching Art or Teaching to Think like an Artist.

Randee Humphrey - Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Inc.

Randee Humphrey is a member of the senior leadership team at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden in Richmond, VA. Director of Education since October 2004, she oversees a team of 13 staff involved in public, school and special audience programs; community outreach, civic engagement, and strategic partnerships; educational exhibits and interpretation; and management of library and herbarium collections. Her 30-year career in cultural non-profit management includes service as Director of Education and

Katherine Marciniec - Boston Children's Museum

Christopher Reich - Institute of Museum & Library Services

Chris Reich is the Senior Advisor in the Office of Museum Services at IMLS, where he began work in 2006 as a senior program officer, primarily responsible for two grant programs: 21st Century Museum Professionals and Museum Grants for African American History and Culture. He has worked in the museum field for over 40 years, including positions as Director/CEO and Curator at museums in Iowa, Alabama, and Connecticut.