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Rachel Stark

Rachel Stark

Director of Education
Skirball Cultural Center

Rachel Stark is the Director of Education at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles where she oversees the development and implementation of award-winning cross-generational programs designed to spark imagination, foster empathy, and encourage civic engagement. Prior to her time at the Skirball, she played key roles in the Education Department at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) for more than a decade.

Stark has served on the board of the Museum Educators of Southern California and presented at the American Alliance of Museums and the National Art Education Association conferences about dynamic approaches to working with adult learners using co-expertise models. She has contributed to the Journal of Museum Education and other arts and museum education publications. Stark holds a BA in history/art history from the University of California, Los Angeles and a MSEd in museum education leadership from Bank Street College of Education.

MuseumNext Digital Learning Summit
Wednesday, 20 October 2021

Building a Better World: Young People & Digital Learning

In a changed and changing world, how do you keep young learners civically engaged online? Lean into your organizations’ values, your educators’ talents, and collaborate with local teachers! This presentation focuses on the journey of the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles to develop fun, immersive online content for students and teachers – live and streamed on-demand – featuring the award-winning exhibition, Noah’s Ark at the Skirball. Created in partnership with classroom teachers, this suite of programs called The Art of Imagination focuses on hope and collaboration; centers play-based learning and mindfulness practices; and empowers youth voices through service-learning projects.

Find the full schedule here

Rachel Stark