Museums as Builders of Global Communities

Track
Forces of Change
Start Day and Time
Monday May 8 8:45-10 a.m.
Venue and Meeting Room
226 America's Center
Description
Project coordinators from three U.S. museums who participated in Museums Connect global partnership programs with institutions in Mexico, Kenya, and Iceland will discuss the enormous benefits as well as some of the challenges that arose during their programs. Youth empowerment and environmental sustainability are at the heart of these projects, supported by the U.S. Department of State and administered by AAM. Panelists will share how they used technology to keep communities connected and explore ways that their projects could be replicated in other museums.
Learner Outcome
  1. Learn ways to replicate successful international partnership programs.
  2. Learn about the benefits and challenges of global partnerships.
  3. Learn about ways to successfully connect youth across cultures and time zones.
Speakers
Presenter: 
Cris Scorza
Role: 
Presenter
Title: 
Education Curator
Organization: 
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego
Bio
Cris Scorza, MCASD's Education Curator, oversees programs and interpretive strategies including collaborations with artists and arts organizations in the U.S./Mexico border region, school programs, teen leadership development, and work with combat troops recovering from PTSD. Her curatorial focus is on contemporary Latino artists. She has worked at the New Museum, MoMA, and the Brooklyn Children's Museum. She was born and raised in Mexico City.
Presenter: 
Linda Norris
Role: 
Moderator
Title: 
Global Networks Program Director
Organization: 
International Coalition of Sites of Conscience
Presenter: 
Sarah Rose
Role: 
Presenter
Title: 
Vice President - Education and Programso
Organization: 
Old Dartmouth Historical Society New Bedford Whaling Museum
Bio
Sarah Rose, Vice President-Education and Programs, has worked at the New Bedford Whaling Museum since 2014. Ms. Rose is an experienced teacher and project manager who oversees the museum's educational efforts by implementing its strategic vision and communicating the educational mission and goals to various audiences. Ms. Rose holds a BA from Wheaton College, MBA from New York University Stern School of Business and MAT from Simmons College.
Presenter: 
Sheila McGuire
Role: 
Presenter
Title: 
Head of Student & Teacher Learning
Organization: 
Minneapolis Institute of Art
Bio
Sheila McGuire is Head of Student and Teacher Learning at the Minneapolis Institute of Art. She develops resources that support learning across disciplines, and creates tours, museum/school partnerships,and teacher programs focused on creativity, critical thinking and global awareness. She holds a BA from SUNY Purchase, and a Master's Degree in Art History and a Certificate in Online Distance Learning from the University of Minnesota.