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Gabriela’s Bridge: Connecting Connecticut and Amazonian Brazil

William E. Jeffries, III is the director of strategic initiatives at Stepping Stones Museum for Children in Norwalk, Connecticut. The media has been permeated recently with stories that …

Museum Education: China’s Next Big Build-Out?

Sarah Jesse is the Associate Vice President of Education at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art where she oversees intergenerational, youth, student, teacher, and community programs.  This …

Museum Leadership, Organizational Readiness, and Institutional Transformation

This article originally appeared in the March/April 2017 edition of Museum magazine. This case study was a part of a series on museum leadership, developed for the career and leadership …

The Importance of And

The following presentation was made by Elaine Heumann Gurian at the MuseumNext Melbourne conference at ACMI on 16 February 2017. Kia Ora. Let me begin by acknowledging the original …

What Are You Going to Build?: Creating a ‘Brighter World’ through International Exchange

We stood near the back of a crowded art room surrounded by mismatched couches and stools where students fresh out of class and/or work for the day were seated: one rummaging through her …

Reflections on the Museums Connect program and its impact in Ukraine

I’ve always felt that contemporary museums should help transform education, involve communities, and contribute to social inclusion, but wasn’t sure how this could be achieved in Ukraine. …

Girls Design the World

How can teens play a role in solving some of the most urgent environmental issues of our time? That is one of the questions 42 girls from Minneapolis, Minnesota and Nairobi, Kenya …

Heritage At Risk: Safeguarding Museums During Conflict

This article originally appeared in the July/August 2016 issue of Museum magazine. Envisioning museums as part of an intellectual and professional community that crosses international …

Museum Studies As Soft Diplomacy: From Berkeley to Abu Dhabi

This article originally appeared in the July/August 2011 edition of the Museum magazine. The night after my first day of teaching museum studies in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), I had a …

Where History Meets High Tech

This article originally appeared in the May/June 2010 edition of the Museum magazine.  Introducing the latest MCCA grantees When representatives of two cultures are able to compare notes on …

“Connecting With The Story”: A conversation with author JULIA ALVAREZ

This article originally appeared in the May/June 2010 edition of the Museum magazine.  Julia Alvarez may have only lived in the Dominican Republic from the age of 3 months through 10 years, …

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