New Directions for Family Programs in Art Museums
Education and Interpretation
Washington State Convention Center  Sunday, May 18  3:30-4:45 p.m.     615-617 
Four art museums engage in a conversation centered on best practices in serving family audiences and the role of museums, leadership and visitor engagement in the 21st century. Join a field-wide conversation and receive two publications to help continue the conversation in your own museum.

Session Format :    Idea Forum

Learner Outcomes

Amanda Blake - Dallas Museum of Art

Daryl Fischer - Musynergy

Cindy Foley - Columbus Museum of Art

Cindy Meyers Foley is the Executive Assistant Director and Director of Learning and Experience at the Columbus Museum of Art. In 2011,she envisioned and led the charge to adopt a new framework that established creativity as the lens for learning and visitor experiences-- launching the museum's Center for Creativity. In 2013, the museum received the National Medal for Museums in recognition of this work.

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.

Stacey Shelnut-Hendrick - Crocker Art Museum