Coalition Power: Partnering for Capacity and Community
Forces of Change
Washington State Convention Center  Sunday, May 18  2-3:15 p.m.     608 
Museums are partnering with other organizations to build and deliver new knowledge, skills, audiences or capacity. This session will explore three coalitions: why they were formed, how partners were chosen, how the work of the group is managed, and the intended and unintended outcomes of the group.

Small Museums

Session Format :    Skills Lab

Learner Outcomes

Judith Koke - Art Gallery of Ontario

Heather Nielsen - Denver Art Museum

Heather Nielsen, is Associate Director of Learning and Engagement at the Denver Art Museum. Heather overseas program areas including Family and Community, Adult and College, Teacher and School Outreach, and the Museum’s Artist and Studio Programs. Recently, Heather was the project lead on an IMLS funded, 18 month investigation into fostering creativity among visitors. She is currently project manager for a second IMLS grant focused on the museum as a platform for community creativity.

Christine Reich - Museum of Science

Tabitha Schmidt -