While museums across the country have chosen to lay off or furlough educators, at the Asian Art Museum the education department is busily at work.
“The museum is a site of cultural production for the community, Chen thinks. That is one of the reasons she feels it’s so important to keep education staff, whom she sees as intertwined with the curatorial staff and vital for engaging audiences.
“I view the education department in a prominent role and position in art institutions and blending with the curatorial more seamlessly,” Chen said. “Taking action now is way more important than talking about it. We need to embody that vision.”
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