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Robin Schnur - January Mentor

Biography

Robin Schnur is the Director of Youth and Family Programs at the Art Institute of Chicago, where she works with an amazing group of leaders and educators to design and produce programs, resources, learning spaces, and leadership opportunities for (and with) young people and multigenerational families. A deeply held belief in the value of art and of museums to contemporary life drives her teaching and the work she does to create spaces for people to author their own museum experiences. Robin recently led the launch of JourneyMaker, a new family interactive experience that empowers families to create their own customized museum tour, which won the South by Southwest Interactive Innovation Award. Among many other projects, Robin is currently working on a series of participatory installations in the museum’s Interactive Gallery, designed to build an understanding of interest in and barriers to activities like drawing, informal research, and play among a broad range of audiences– especially adults– in the context of the museum. 

Robin is delighted to have invited to be January’s blog author and looks forward to figuring out what she’s going to write over the next month.

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