Abandoning Museum Neutrality
Thursday, October 5, 2017
12:00pm - 1:00pm
The Tenement Museum was founded in 1988 with a clear social justice mission – to help modern Americans empathize with the ongoing immigrant experience. But being an activist museum is hardly straightforward. Is it possible to take a non-partisan political stand and still please a diverse audience of visitors, donors, and board members? What does this look like in education programs? Behind the scenes? Let's discuss.
Rachel Feinmark is the Director of Strategic Initiatives at the Lower East Side Tenement Museum, where she works to bring the personal stories and struggles of immigrants - both past and present - to the national stage. She holds an MPhil in anthropology and museum studies from the University of Cambridge, and a PhD in American History from the University of Chicago.
Lunch served at 11:50 am.