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Tedi Asher

Neuroscience Researcher, Peabody Essex Museum (PEM)

Tedi Asher

Tedi Asher, PhD, is the Neuroscience Researcher at the Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) in Salem, MA, USA.

She joined PEM in the spring of 2017 after completing her PhD in Biological and Biomedical Sciences at Harvard Medical School.

As the first neuroscientist on staff at an art museum, Asher helps to inform the exhibition design strategy by analyzing emerging neuroscientific findings and proposing recommendations to increase engagement and visitor impact.

She has a long-standing interest in deciphering the mechanisms underlying human emotional experience, a pursuit she is actively engaged in at PEM.

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Speaking at...

Opening Keynote

MuseumNext Australia

Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre

In May 2017, The Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) in Salem, Massachusetts appointed Dr. Tedi Asher as Neuroscience Researcher. The position — which marks a first for an art museum aims to use science to help to make art exploration and discovery more rewarding, stimulating, and fun.

How can art museums use science to help their visitors get more from their collections and what surprises did Dr. Asher discover along the way. This opening keynote promises to be a thought provoking look at the cutting edge in museum innovation.