Member Spotlight:

Laura

Laura Sloan Manager of Docent and Access Programs Rubin Museum of Art

Laura Sloan is the Manager of Docent and Access Programs at the Rubin Museum of Art. She completed her M.A. in Museum Studies from The City College of New York and has been involved with the Rubin since 2011. She is interested in ways that museums can be engaging and restorative spaces for people of all abilities. Laura manages monthly Access programs for visitors with Alzheimer's/Dementia and their caregivers, tours for visitors who are blind or have low vision, and monthly tours and programs for seniors. Laura recruits and trains museum educators ensuring that they have everything they need to lead incredible tours at the museum including ongoing trainings and professional developments.

The 2017 NYCMER Conference was held on Monday, May 22, 2017 at School of Visual Arts.

 

This year's conference featured:

Keynote Conversation with Amy Bartow-Melia, MacMillan Associate Director forAudience Engagement at the National Museum of American History, and Laura Huerta Migus, Executive Director at the Association of Children’s Museums. Moderated by Esther Jeong, Diversity Business Partner at Google.

 

27 sessions and 10 poster presentations on a variety of topics including: access, internships, programming, school and community partnerships, technology, evaluation, curriculum development, and more!

 

Opportunities to network with friends and colleagues at poster sessions, peer group meet-ups, and opening/closing receptions.

 

Handouts and presentations along with a full video of keynote from the conference are shared on the resource section of the Member Zone.