Speaker: Helen Wechsler
April 13-17, 2010
Denver, Colorado, USA

Speakers: Biography

Helen Wechsler

Senior Program Officer
Institute of Museum and Library Services
Office of Museum Services
1800 M Street, NW, 9th Floor
Washington DC
20008 USA

Helen Wechsler joined IMLS in December 2009 as Senior Program Officer in the Office of Museum Services where she directs the National Leadership Grant program and manages the 21st Century Skills initiative. She comes to IMLS from the American Architectural Foundation where she served as Vice President for Communication and Partnership Development. Prior to that, she spent 17 years at the American Association of Museums where she directed Strategic Initiatives and Special Projects focusing on institutional planning and leadership. She also served at Director of International and Ethics Programs at AAM directing an international museum partnership program, overseeing the development of ethics guidelines for the museum field, and serving on two U.S. delegations negotiating agreements on cultural property topics. Helen holds an M.A. in the history of Asian art from the University of Michigan and has lectured and published on Hindu temple architecture.

Helen will introduce Museums, Libraries, and 21st Century Skills, an IMLS Report. [Briefing]