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Meet the Staff: Cara McCarty
Can you explain a little bit about the type of work you do here at Cooper-Hewitt? As Curatorial Director, my primary responsibility is overseeing the Museum's collections and helping to shape the exhibition program. Major initiatives at the Museum are done collectively, with each division playing a role in decisions. One of the most visible...
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Meet the Staff: Aaron Straup Cope
Can you explain a little bit about the type of work you do here at Cooper-Hewitt? The short version is "Internet typing". About thirty percent of my job is working with the rest of the Labs team to figure what it means, in concrete terms, to make the museum well-and-truly part of the internet and...
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Meet the Staff: Kelly Gorman
Can you explain a little bit about the type of work you do here at Cooper-Hewitt? I am the Grants Manager in the Development/Institutional Giving Department. I work on fundraising for all of our education programs—from pre-literacy programs for toddlers to adult public lectures and workshops. I research potential new funders, write proposals and reports,...
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Meet the Staff: Nate Wilcox
Can you explain a little bit about the Operations Department at Cooper-Hewitt? The Operations department at Cooper-Hewitt includes Facilities, Visitor Services, Museum Logistics, IT support, Safety and Disaster management. The team is responsible for keeping the Museum’s facilities running. An important aspect of our work is managing the Museum’s relationship with several different Smithsonian central...
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Meet the Staff: Katie Shelly
Can you explain a little bit about the type of work you do here at Cooper-Hewitt? When I started here two years ago I was in the Education Department but now I'm part of the Digital & Emerging Media team. We connect the public with the Museum through digital means. We want to amplify the...
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Meet the Staff: Matthew O’Connor
Can you explain a little bit about the type of work you do here at Cooper-Hewitt? I serve as the Production Manager for the Exhibitions Department. Essentially I oversee all of the exhibition-related fabrication, construction, and installation details. What is the most challenging part of your job? Juggling multiple installations on different floors or locations...
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Meet the Staff: Ellen Lupton
Can you explain a little bit about the type of work you do here at Cooper-Hewitt? As Senior Curator of Contemporary Design, I organize exhibitions and contribute to the museum's publications and public programs. Sometimes I come up with ideas for new exhibitions, and sometimes I'm asked to work with a team of other curators...
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Meet the Staff: Greg Herringshaw
Can you explain a little bit about the type of work you do here at Cooper-Hewitt? I am the Assistant Curator in charge of the Wallcoverings Department, a collection of over 10,000 pieces dating from the late 17th century to the present. I am responsible for the preservation of these pieces, ongoing research, and making...
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Meet the Staff: Kimberly Cisneros
Can you explain a little bit about the type of work you do here at Cooper-Hewitt? I manage the K-12 school programs and all tours for the museum. I supervise both the Design Educators, who provide our school audiences with tours and workshops, and the Docents, who provide our public and private tours. In addition,...