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EdComversation: Museums Bridging the Digital Divide
As museums charged into a world of digital offerings, many of us lived by a mantra: if visitors could not come to us, we would go to them. But what about visitors who do not have access to the internet or even a cell phone? What role do museums play in understanding and combating the Digital Divide? How can museum education programs become a bridge for the communities we serve?

In this discussion, museum educators share how they addressed the Digital Divide in their communities, offering insight into projects that increased digital access for museum visitors. Together, we will discuss how museums can strengthen digital access, support digital education, and bolster digital infrastructures to effect change. EdCom hosts Lindzy Bivings (Senior Manager of School & Community Programs at California Academy of Sciences), Tiffany McGettigan (Head of Education at Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden), and Laura Houston (Director of Education at the Elmwood Park Zoo).

Nov 22, 2021 01:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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