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Monica Montgomery Strategic Director Museum Hue

Monica O. Montgomery is a cultural entrepreneur, curating media, museums and memory to enhance creative inspiration.  She is the Director of ​the​ Lewis Latimer Historic House Museum. As a museum anarchist, she remixes the museum experience, interpreting diversity, creativity and community, to bridge past and present through the lens of Latimers legacy. Her thought leadership converges at the intersection of public programs, visitor experience, marketing and arts administration. She believes museums should be in service to society, and is the Founding Director of the Museum of Impact (MOI) the worlds first mobile Social Justice Museum. She leads MOI in working ​​within communities to amplify grassroots movements and social issues, at the intersection of art and activism.

She is an alumna of Temple University with a Bachelor of Broadcast Communication, and La Salle University, Master of Corporate Communication. Monica is a Creative Community Fellow with National Arts Strategies, Innovative Cultural Advocacy Fellow with Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute and Cultural Equity Fellow with the New York Community Trust. She ​runs social media for several cultural collectives including ​#MuseumWorkersSpeak​, U.S. Department of Arts & Culture ​and​ the​ ​Association of African American Museums.

As a former indie magazine publisher and classroom educator, she is passionate about exploring new narratives and creative place making for the public good. Her active citizenship includes a missions trip to South Africa to build a school, and 'Day of Service' library book drives.

Monica is a proud member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Incorporated and a Board member of the New York City Museum Educators Roundtable​​. She is the Strategic Director of Museum Hue, a platform for cultural diversity, advancing the viability and visibility of people of color, utilizing the arts, culture and museums as a medium for discussion, creation, and solutions. www.museumhue.com

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