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November 1st 2013: The Empathetic Museum

It has only been a few months since Gretchen Jennings coined this term on her blog Museum Commons, but the term has begun to resonate throughout the museum community. What is an empathetic museum? How does being empathetic change the way a museum relates to its visitors and its community? Join this fascinating conversation with Gretchen as she explains how she developed this concept and examples of empathetic museums that she is tracking.

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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.
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