Speaker: Mimi Roberts
April 15-18, 2009
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA

Speakers: Biography

Mimi Roberts

Director for Media Projects
New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs
Office of the Secretary
407 Galisteo St.
Bataan Memorial Building
Santa Fe NM
87501 USA

Mimi Roberts is a museum professional with over thirty years of experience as a curator, researcher, writer, editor, and museum

consultant. She has a BA in comparative culture from the University of California Irvine, where she graduated summa cum laude, and an MA from

George Washington University, where she majored in art history with a concentration in museum studies. She was a Helena Rubinstein Fellow in

the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program in 1976 and held a Fellowship for Arts Managers in the Museum Program at the National Endowment for the Arts in 1982. Ms. Roberts was the U. S. Commissioner for the Venice Biennale in 1997, organizing an exhibition of the paintings of Robert Colescott, the first African American to represent the United States at that event in a single-artist show. From 2000-2005, she directed the traveling exhibitions program for the Museum of New Mexico system. In her current position she promotes the use of technology in New Mexico's museums and administers a partnership between DCA and the Media Arts Program at New Mexico Highlands University that prepares students for careers as multimedia specialists in museums and cultural institutions. She places NMHU students in paid internships in museums and other professional settings and has developed a partnership with the Santa Fe Institute that involves NMHU students in producing traveling exhibitions based on SFI research projects.

Mimi will demonstrate Engaging Students as Producers of Culture. [Demonstration]