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Widening the Conversation: Involving Communities in Interpretive Planning
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Widening the Conversation: Involving Communities in Interpretive Planning
Sarah Blannett, Director of Education
Margaret Hughes, Director of Immigrant Heritage Project
Jeff Tancil, Director of Web and IT
Lower East Side Tenement Museum

Tuesday, July 17, 2007, 3:00 PM

Sarah Blannett, Director of Education, Margaret Hughes, Director of Immigrant Heritage Project, and Jeff Tancil, Director of Web and IT from the Lower East Side Tenement Museum give a presentation on their successful community programs for new speakers of English and their ImMigrant Trails self-guided tours program and lead a discussion on possibilities for other museum-based educational programs.

For more information on TM programs, see their article, “Immigrant Voices: A New Language for Museums,” which won first prize for the Brooking Paper on Creativity in Museums competition in 2006.
 
The program was held on Tuesday, July 17 at 3 PM and is the first in an occasional series hosted jointly by the Smithsonian Center for Education and Museum Studies and the Smithsonian Heritage Months Steering Committee. The series features other museums that are doing innovative work in the fields of community outreach and heritage.
 
For further information on this event, please contact heritage@si.edu.

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