What a Museum Could Become | Sarah Henderson | TEDxGrinnellCollege

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As an educator at the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, Sarah Henderson thinks regularly about how to bring learners into the museum. In partnering with local schools and professionals, she tells of how hands-on learning led to the building and tearing down of a wall, and the coming together of a community. Sarah Henderson grew up in rural Iowa. She loved history and art throughout high school and after a battle with stage four cancer in her sophomore year she realized that she wanted to dedicate her life to public service through museums where she could utilize her love for these two disciplines. She attended Grinnell College where she became very connected to The Grinnell College Museum. Sarah then moved to Washington DC to attend Georgetown University for a Masters in Contemporary Art and Museum Studies. She studied at Sotheby’s Institute in London for a semester where she earned a certificate in Arts Business. Sarah interned at The Museum of Modern Art, The Supreme Court of the United States Curatorial Department, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Sarah started fulltime at the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library in Iowa and has learned to be an integral partner in this educational model. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx
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