Gabriela’s Bridge: Connecting Connecticut and Amazonian Brazil

William E. JeffriesA World of Connections, Featured, Global Thinking1 Comment

8 people stand and kneel on a wooden walkway in front of trees

William E. Jeffries, III is the director of strategic initiatives at Stepping Stones Museum for Children in Norwalk, Connecticut. The media has been permeated recently with stories that suggest an increase in physical and social barriers between people due to cultural, linguistic, religious or other perceived differences. These developments counter much of the recent work in museums of all shapes and … Read More

Museum Education: China’s Next Big Build-Out?

Sarah JesseA World of Connections, Featured, Global Thinking2 Comments

Sarah Jesse is the Associate Vice President of Education at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art where she oversees intergenerational, youth, student, teacher, and community programs.  This is the first in a three-part series sharing lessons learned from museum educators who participated in the “Connection—Engagement: A US-China Museum Education Forum”, a joint program between AAM and the Central Academy … Read More

What Are You Going to Build?: Creating a ‘Brighter World’ through International Exchange

Alexandra RoeA World of Connections, Featured, Global Thinking0 Comments

We stood near the back of a crowded art room surrounded by mismatched couches and stools where students fresh out of class and/or work for the day were seated: one rummaging through her backpack, a few typing away on their smartphones, most with their eyes trained on us. By complete chance, our tour of the AS220 art space in Providence, … Read More

Girls Design the World

Megan LantzA World of Connections, Global Thinking, Strategic Plan1 Comment

Kenyan and American “Girls Design the World” participants at National Museums Kenya in Nairobi.

How can teens play a role in solving some of the most urgent environmental issues of our time? That is one of the questions 42 girls from Minneapolis, Minnesota and Nairobi, Kenya considered through Girls Design the World, an international museum and community project launched last fall between teen girls at the Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia) and National Museums … Read More