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Jacqueline Eyl

Jacqueline Eyl

Chief Program Officer
KID Museum

Jackie Eyl has 30 years experience in the museum field and like a moth to a flame, she is drawn to creative projects that push the envelope in how museums can become places for individual and community transformation.

Creating experiences in which museum learners can both learn about themselves, connect with others and see the world through new and invigorated mindsets is what drives Jackie’s work. In her role as Chief Program Officer at KID Museum, Jackie has led a team of creatives in creating a space and a place for community to come together and experience collective and individual joy in cultivating their own and other’s creativity.

Creating experiences and spaces that spark joyful, learning experiences for teachers, families, and students and ensuring that it is accessible to ALL is the foundation of Jackie’s work from the National Building Museum, Smithsonian’s Sackler & Freer Galleries, Discovery Creek Children’s Museum and International Spy Museum.

Jackie Eyl will be speaking at the Creative Museums Summit 2024:

Cultivating Wild, Wacky and Wonderful

What happens when you give a group of creative makers license to follow their joy? KID Museum’s approach to creating experiences that cultivate creativity is to support unbridled creativity in its staff, to design spaces and engagements that pulsate with the possibility of “what if…” and “why not…” rather than “what do I do?” Join us as we share our process, lack of process, failing forward approach and outcomes of endless creative iteration on our Maker Playground exhibits and engagements.

Jacqueline Eyl