This session will demonstrate effective programs and initiatives to engage underserved families and children as well as identify potential funding opportunities for such programs. Panelists will discuss lessons learned from programs designed to engage audiences including preschoolers, children, and adults with cognitive issues and/or vision impairment, as well as families in crisis due to homelessness, incarceration, or recent immigration. Ways to define success and help foster community ownership of the museum will give participants models of engagement to try at their own museums. Education, Audience Research & Evaluation track generously supported by the Canadian Museum for Human Rights

Kaitlyn Riopelle, Lisa Robbins, Thomas Barry