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Deborah Schwartz

Brooklyn Historical Society
Deborah Schwartz is President of the Brooklyn Historical Society, a nationally renowned urban history center, founded in 1863.  A recognized leader in the field of museum education, Ms. Schwartz teaches a graduate seminar on museum management for NYU’s Museum Studies Program, and lectures at Columbia University Teacher’s College and Bank Street College of Education. She has given workshops on museum leadership in China and the Ukraine. From 2002 to 2006 she served as the Edward John Noble Foundation Deputy Director for Education at the Museum of Modern Art.  In 2002, she curated the critically acclaimed exhibition, Art Inside Out for the Children’s Museum of Manhattan that featured work by contemporary artists Elizabeth Murray, William Wegman, and Fred Wilson. From 1983 to 2000 Ms. Schwartz worked at the Brooklyn Museum, where she served as Vice Director for Education and Program Development. She has published articles on working with teens in museums, public discourse and community building, and contributed to the Pew Center for Arts & Heritage publication, Letting Go? Sharing Historical Authority in a User-Generated World.

My Speakers Sessions

Friday, November 6

3:15pm CST