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Strategies to Create Inclusivity in Established or New Experiences

Friday, November 8, 2024

12 - 1:30 PM EST

Over the last several years, with the shifting needs and expectations of an increasingly diverse audience, the panelists have developed strategic approaches to developing more inclusive and engaging experiences for a wider audience. These strategies are focused on membership, education programs, renovations to existing exhibits, designing inclusivity into new exhibits, limited budget exhibits and space programming. The Children's Museum at Saratoga will be the primary example plus examples from outside the museum field that apply to museum challenges. This webinar will be beneficial for anyone in the midst of or beginning any size program, exhibit or museum building project.

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Sarah Smith

Executive Director

The Children's Museum at Saratoga

Sarah Smith has over 30 years of experience working in the education field in schools, museums, and nonprofits. In the past four years as the Executive Director of the Children’s Museum at Saratoga the Museum has relocated into a larger facility doubling the educational exhibitions and classroom space and merged with the Children’s Museum of Science and Technology in Troy. The Museum serves the Capital Region of NY with field trips, outreach and community programming.

Peter Hyde


Peter Hyde Design

Peter founded Peter Hyde Design in 2012 to bring high quality design and interpretive services to a variety of clients including sports organizations, children’s museums, historical institutions, science centers and brands. Peter was a Board Member of MANY for over eight years, has lectured and lead conference sessions for many museum industry associations and educational programs and is an Adjunct Associate Professor at the Fashion Institute of Technology Graduate School for Exhibition and Experience Design.

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Virtual programs are made possible by the Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation.

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