Member Spotlight:

Barbara

Barbara Johnson Stemler Director, Access Initiatives Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

Barbara Johnson Stemler oversees accessible programs and resources for children and adults with disabilities as the Director of Access Initiatives at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. These educational programs serve diverse audiences, including current and former military service members and visitors who are blind or partially sighted, Deaf or hard-of-hearing, as well as individuals who have autism, intellectual disabilities, mobility restrictions, dementia, and behavioral challenges.

She is on the Museum Access Consortium (MAC) steering committee and actively participates in the NYCMER Access Peer Group.

Barbara earned her M.S. Ed. at Bank Street College of Education, specializing in Museum Education and Special Education. She earned her B.A. in Art History from Hobart & William Smith Colleges, where she also completed a NY State teacher certification program for Childhood General and Special Education. She is currently enrolled in a Change Leadership certification program through Cornell University. 

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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