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.

Monday, May 21, 2018

2018 NYCMER Conference - "React & Respond: The Next Steps"

Where: Teachers College Columbia University
525 West 120th St
New York, New York

When:9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Workshop Organizer: NYCMER

How do we react and respond? How do museums stay relevant to today’s visitors in the context of our changing and evolving world? As individuals, educators, and museum professionals we often have immediate reactions to events occurring throughout our communities and nation that require prompt, measured, and considered responses. As public entities, museums must acknowledge and balance competing concerns and ideas from visitors, leadership, boards and donors, institutional missions, trends in the broader field, current events, and emerging movements both local and national.

 

This year's conference will feature:

- Keynote Conversation with Gonzalo Casals, Director of the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, and Annie Polland, Executive Director at the American Jewish Historical Society. Moderated by Keonna Hendrick, cultural strategist and educator.

26 sessions and 5+ poster presentations on a variety of topics including: inclusivity, best practices and lessons learned, access, activism and social justice, community engagement, program development and facilitation, equity, diversity, advocacy, and more! Download a PDF of the conference agenda and session descriptions or view them on Sched.

- Opportunities to network and connect with friends and colleagues at peer group meet-ups, poster sessions, opening and closing receptions, and more!

 

For more information about the NYCMER conference, please email Kira Lacks, NYCMER Vice President, at klacks@nycmer.org.

 

Access:

NYCMER is committed to providing opportunities for all of our members to participate in our programs and engage with one another. Should you require any accessibility services, please contact info@nycmer.org by Friday, April 27, 2018.

 

Online registration for the conference is now closed.


Onsite registration will be available during the hours of 8a-2:30p on Monday, May 21st.

 

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