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We are a human-centered community of learners.

Mike Murawski

Portland Art Museum

I am a lifetime learner, founding author and editor of, art museum educator, and currently the Director of Education & Public Programs for the Portland Art Museum. I earned my MA and PhD in Education from American University in Washington, DC, focusing my research on educational theory and interdisciplinary learning in the arts. Prior to my position at the Portland Art Museum, I served as Director of School Services at the Saint Louis Art Museum as well as head of education and public programs at the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum at Washington University. In order to keep pushing my professional learning within communities of practice, I am involved with the Museum Division of the National Art Education Association, the MacArthur Foundation’s Connected Learning initiative, the National Writing Project, and the Educator Innovator initiative, and have been a proud member of the CoLab since 2009 -- exploring, envisioning, and enacting new forms of learning within museums as well as breaking outside their walls. I am passionate about how we can come to see museums as creative sites for transformative learning and how we can take full advantage of the powerful types of learning, public participation, and community engagement that museums can offer.

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