*This event is occurring as a live webinar. Registrants will be emailed a link to access the program.*
The Future of Museums Dialogue Series
The world is rapidly changing around us, and it is questionable if the old frameworks for the development of programs and space programs for museums will still be relevant tomorrow. What would museums for the 21st century become if we were to we take this unprecedented time to explore new missions, visions, and (space) programs for existing and new institutions? Join us for an online series of live conversations as museum expert David van der Leer, Principal of DVDL DD, speaks with museum professionals from around the US and beyond.
In this week’s installment, Van der Leer will be joined in conversation by Nico Wheadon, Writer, Educator, and the Executive Director of NXTHVN. NXTHVN is a multidisciplinary arts incubator that cultivates creative community in Dixwell, New Haven. Through intergenerational mentorship, professional development and cross-sector collaboration, NXTHVN accelerates professional careers in the arts.
Nico Wheadon, Writer, Educator, and Executive Director of NXTHVN
David van der Leer, Principal, DVDL DD
Nico Wheadon is the executive director of NXTHVN, a multidisciplinary arts incubator in New Haven, CT. She is an adjunct assistant professor of Art History and Africana Studies at Barnard College, and Professional Practices at Hartford Art School. Wheadon is an independent writer with her first manuscript, On Museum Citizenship, slated for publication in 2021. She’s the former director of public programs and community engagement at the Studio Museum in Harlem. Wheadon holds an MA in Creative & Cultural Entrepreneurship from Goldsmith’s College, and a BA in Art-Semiotics from Brown University.
David van der Leer is a consultant, curator, educator, moderator, researcher, strategist, and writer. He is the principal of DVDL DD, a New York City and Rotterdam-based agency of cultural forecasters, institutional strategists, and design matchmakers, where he advises institutions, government agencies, corporations, and individuals in reinventing the institutions of yesterday and building the most inspirational institutions of tomorrow. Along with his consulting work, David van der Leer is a professor at the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture Planning and Preservation where he teaches a course called (Re)Programming Museums.
More in the series:
July 21 – The Future of Museums: Alexandra Munroe, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
July 28 – The Future of Museums: Amsterdam Museum
August 4 – The Future of Museums: Alexandra Cunningham Cameron, Cooper Hewitt
August 11 – The Future of Museums: Scott Cooper, Academy of Natural Sciences, Drexel University
August 18 – The Future of Museums: Damion L. Thomas, NMAAHC
More sessions may follow