Harvard University (Harvard Museums of Science and Culture)

Log Number: MA-245652-OMS-20

The Harvard Museums of Science and Culture - a consortium that includes the Harvard Museum of Natural History and the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology - will implement a project to expand Hispanic engagement by collaborating with youth. The consortium will partner with youth-serving agencies in Chelsea and Somerville, neighboring cities that have large Hispanic populations. Museum staff will conduct community-based workshops and invite youth to apply for a museum-based program. During the museum-based studio sessions, teens will create audio and visual responses to exhibits. They will then host a public "opening" at the museum where they will share their experiences with their families and the community. This project will enhance the impact of exhibits; increase feelings of relevance and inclusion for Hispanic visitors; and expand knowledge about contemporary Hispanic viewpoints among museum visitors.