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 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.

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.

Stacey Shelnut-Hendrick - Crocker Art Museum