‘Build a Better World’ Initiative at the Skirball Cultural Center

http://www.calmuseums.org/_data/n_0001/resources/live/CQuerio_Session1A.pdf

Social media and technology have catalyzed community organizations and encouraged non-profit institutions to revisit their missions. In 2007, the Skirball Cultural Center launched the ‘Build a Better World’ initiative.  This ambitious campaign creates an institution-wide framework for building synergistic partnerships which align with the museum’s mission.  The initiative is serving the community by providing the museum with the framework to create partnerships, programming and exhibitions which have public value and promote community engagement

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Helena Boyden Lamb, born 1985 in New York, has studied and worked in Politics, Heritage Ethics and Politics, and Opera Singing. Most recently, she is working in Brussels where she started in a European Think Tank and is now the Executive Office of a NGO which facilitates Youth Politics across the EU. She has a Bachelor with Honors from Stanford University, California in Classics: Politics and Heritage and a Masters with Honors from the London School of Economics and Political Science, UK in European Identity. She has conducted academic or independent grant-funded research in the UK, France, Italy, Greece, Russia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, and Albania. She was, previously, an archaeologist and an opera singer. Cynthia Querio is a Museum Educator currently living and working in Los Angeles. She is interested in heritage and identity politics and the role of museum education departments in the trajectory of this debate. She moved to Los Angeles to pursue a 9 month graduate internship at the Getty Villa's education department and has continued to work in many museums in Los Angeles including LACMA and the Autry National Center. Her academic background is in the Classics, which was her major at Stanford University and which she continued to pursue with a Masters in the History of Classical Art at the Courtauld Institute of Art.
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