Gretchen  Jennings

Gretchen Jennings

Gretchen Jennings is a museum educator, administrator, and exhibition project director who worked at the Smithsonian for almost 15 years. She is one of the bloggers that signed the joint statement on Ferguson and is an unflagging advocate for museums as agents of social justice.

She was a project director and senior staff member on traveling exhibitions Invention at Play and Psychology, both receiving AAM awards of excellence. She was Editor of the Exhibitionist, the journal of the National Association for Museum Exhibition (NAME) from 2007 to 2014. With an MA in History, specializing in European and African history, she has had a lifelong interest in cross cultural understanding and communication. For the past five years she has traveled to India every other year to teach museum studies to museum professionals in Kolkata (Calcutta). She blogs about the Empathetic Museum and other topics at Museum Commons.