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Monday, May 2 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Finding the Programming Sweet Spot: Perfecting Participant and Institution Intersections

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This experimental session explores the relationship between intersecting communities vital to public programs through role-play. Take the position of an internal or external stakeholder and examine program development through multiple lenses alongside peers. Explore in small group discussions a variety of perspectives contributing to the “final product” and examine the nexus of public interest and institutional mission. Discover ways to integrate and balance the programming requirements of multi-department organizations in relation with the needs and wishes of a great diversity of participants at public programs. Consider the competing and or compatible interests of all the players involved in bringing public programs to life.


Helen Divjak

Helen Divjak is a museums consultant specializing in community engagement, adult learning, and the interpretation of historic collections and sites. She is a passionate advocate for world heritage and the arts, and has worked with museums in Minneapolis/St Paul, Seattle, Washington... Read More →

Helena Gindi

Helena Gindi is Director of Public Programs at the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research where she directs 40 programs a year about East European Jewish history and culture with an emphasis on commissioning new performances inspired by the collections. While at YIVO she launched the... Read More →

Suzanne de Vegh

Suzanne de Vegh is Director of Public Programs and Audience Engagement at the American Folk Art Museum where she oversees an array of interactive programs for adults. Formerly a member of the NYCMER Board of Trustees, Suzanne has been a member of NYCMER since 1999. Suzanne earned... Read More →

Monday May 2, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
South Parlor 225 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10016