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Meet the Staff: Halima Johnson
Can you explain the type of work you do with Cooper Hewitt? As the youth programs manager, I arrange all of the workshops, college tours, and studio visits for DesignPrep, Cooper Hewitt’s free teen programs. Our programs connect high school students to professional designers in different disciplines who lead hands-on workshops. Students tackle design challenges...
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Meet the Staff: James Reyes
Can you explain the type of work you do with the Cooper Hewitt? I support School & Tour and Professional Development programs, each of which encompasses a few programs. For Professional Development, I work on technology with Arts Achieve, the multi-partner i3 grant that brings iPad technology to NYC arts classrooms. I also worked on...
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Meet the Staff: Stephan Van Dyk
Can you explain the type of work you do with the Cooper Hewitt? As the Library Director I select and manage the library collections, provide information to researchers, and offer support to Cooper Hewitt curators and Master’s students. Most recently I have been busy creating blogs and essays on library treasures. What do you enjoy...
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Meet the Staff: Michelle Cheng
Can you explain the type of work you do with the Cooper Hewitt? I manage the professional development programs for K-12 educators here at Cooper Hewitt. In particular, I lead the Smithsonian Design Institute (SDI), an innovative week-long program in the summer for teachers from across the country to help them bring design into their...
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Meet the Staff: Sherine Brown
What is your Title? Museum Logistics Support Manager Can you explain a little bit about the type of work you do? I control the museum’s incoming and outgoing shipments. I verify, record, and prepare items for shipment by comparing its count, weight, or measurement to verify information against bills of ladings, invoices, orders, or other...
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Meet the Staff: Steve Langehough
Can you explain a little bit about the type of work you do at Cooper-Hewitt? I organize the insurance, packing, shipping and installation of exhibitions, loans and travel shows. I am also very involved with our off site collection moves, planning of storage space and the care of our collections. What was your background before...
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Meet the Staff: Jocelyn Groom
Can you explain a little bit about the type of work you do at Cooper-Hewitt? I manage the exhibition design process for all our exhibitions, including the designers who design our exhibitions, graphics, and lighting, and plan the schedules and budgets for how the exhibitions are built. What was your background before coming to Cooper-Hewitt?...
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Meet the Staff: Chad Phillips
Can you explain a little bit about the type of work you do at Cooper-Hewitt? Sure, it is part Buyer, part Creative Direction, part Product Development. On a daily basis I look for great products for the museum’s store. I also work with young designers and custom manufacturers who make pieces especially for us. Additionally,...
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Meet the Staff: Kim Hawkins
Can you explain a little bit about the type of work you do? It’s often been said that people have a checkered past…well mine is more like a paisley one. I’ve done a little of a lot of things and I bring all that to bear here. I’m like the utility person, Jill of all...