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Danielle Hodes

Danielle Hodes

Senior Program Manager
Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History

Danielle Hodes has been part in the museum world for over ten years. She graduated from New York University with a master’s in Museum Studies in May of 2014 with a focus on historic house museums and interactive technologies and received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Art History with a minor in Neuroscience in 2011 from the University of South Carolina. Danielle worked at the Morris-Jumel Mansion in upper Manhattan for several years, ending her time there as the Director of Education and Public Programs. She spent three and a half years at the National September 11 Memorial & Museum producing programs ranging from discussions examining post-9/11 national security and geopolitics to producing a mono-opera based off of Don DeLillo’s Falling Man and hosting events with partners such as ESPN, Hulu, CIA, FBI, VICE, Showtime, and more. She is currently a Senior Program Producer at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History and co-lead for the five-year project 9-11: Hidden Stories, Hidden Voices committed to working with diverse communities and actively sharing their stories and the experiences of Americans in a post-September 11 world.

MuseumNext Museums, Health & Wellbeing Summit
Wednesday, 02 February 2022

Supporting Museum Staff in a Trauma-Infused World

Museums today confront a variety of social, political, environmental concerns and challenges. While necessary, these efforts are not without consequence for museum and culture sector employees. What happens when the commonplace stresses of work and life move beyond the interpersonal or organisational into trauma-based ones, and staff must confront and cope with such realities? In this workshop, hear how the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History partnered with the Institute for Disaster Mental Health at the State University of New York at New Paltz to confront such challenges and how your organisation can begin this process as well.

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Danielle Hodes