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Jamie Gibbons

Head of Education, Addison Gallery of American Art

As Head of Education at the Addison Gallery of American Art at Phillips Academy, Jamie Kaplowitz Gibbons provides leadership, strategy, and direction for the Addison’s mission as a teaching museum. Starting in 2008, while the Addison was undergoing expansion, she was an active member of the team designing and executing pedagogy for the Addison’s Museum Learning Center, which opened in 2010. In the years since, the methodologies for teaching with the collection that Jamie has developed and implemented have grown sustainable networks through each department on campus and continue to illuminate new possibilities for interdisciplinary object-based teaching and learning. In 2012 she spearheaded Phillips Academy’s first museum studies initiative, the Addison Community Ambassadors program, in which students delve into the museum’s history, curatorial vision, and teaching mission and ensure a student voice in museum programming. Jamie worked previously at the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum in Lincoln, MA, managed artist residencies and arts programming in New York City schools for Arts Horizons, a New Jersey-based arts-in-education organization, and taught at Deerfield Academy’s summer arts program.

Jamie earned her M.A. in Museum Education from Tufts University and a B.A. in Studio Art from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. She has held a Steering Committee position for the Greater Boston Museum Educators Roundtable since 2015, and has presented research and professional development for the National Art Education Association, Association of Academic Museums and Galleries, National Council on the Social Studies, University of Connecticut Northeast Media Literacy Conference, and more. Her research interests and teaching areas focus on American visual culture, material culture studies, and curatorial practice as pedagogy.


12:00 to 12:10pm

Welcoming Remarks by Lonnie G. Bunch III, Secretary of the Smithsonian Lonnie G. Bunch III

12:10pm to 12:40pm

Communities of Collaboration – Similarities Far Outweigh the Differences Matthew S. Miller

12:05 to 1:00pm

Art Crimes Timothy S. Carpenter

12:55 to 1:30pm

Déjà vu Delta…Reopening Strategies 2.0 Douglas Beaver

1:15 to 2:10pm

Promoting Exhibit Access and Safety: A Collaborative Approach to Collections Care Sam Snell Jeffrey Hirsch Cali Martin

1:30 to 2:25pm

Social Unrest – The Insurrection, January 6, 2021 Robert J. Contee III Robert Glover Jeffery Carroll

2:25 to 2:55pm

Learning from Climate Change, from Hurricane Harvey to Winter Storm Uri Sheryl Kolasinski

2:40 to 3:20pm

A Hybrid Security Model for Equity in Visitor Experience Jamie Gibbons Austin Sharpe Nick Haddon

2:55 to 3:25pm

Surviving Civil Unrest Ramey J. Kyle

3:35 to 4:25pm

Year in Review Robert (Bob) Combs

3:35 to 3:55pm

Shifting the Focus: Emphasizing Safety in Customer Service Trainings During COVID-19 Vanessa Herndon Andrea Lowther Tiffany Spriggs

3:55 to 4:20pm

Back to School – University Campus Safety Alignments with Cultural Protection Andrew Flagel

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