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 Education at the Denver Art Museum. At the DAM Heather overseas all program areas including Family and Community, Adult and College, Teacher and School Outreach, and the Museum’s Artist and Studio Programs. Most recently, Heather was the project lead on an IMLS funded, 18 month investigation into fostering creativity among visitors, and is currently project manager for a second IMLS grant focused on the museum as a platform for community creativity.

Christine Reich - Museum of Science

Christine Reich, PhD is Director of Exhibit Development and Conservation at the Museum of Science, Boston, and Adjunct Lecturer at the Harvard University Graduate School of Education. Christine has continually advocated for the inclusion of people with disabilities in museums, leading her to be named a “Champion of Change” by the White House. Her dissertation studied organizational change and the inclusion of people with disabilities in museums.

Tabitha Schmidt -