Welcome 2019 Affiliate Visiting Professionals!
Smithsonian Affiliations welcomes its 2019 Visiting Professionals Program (VPP) cohort to Washington, D.C.! With support from the Getty Foundation, the VPP reaches a diverse group of Affiliate colleagues working in organizations with art collections and serving diverse audiences. The program provides more in-depth access to Smithsonian subject and technical experts, resources and collections, and allows participants the time and support to tackle a pre-identified challenge for their organization.
The 2019 program focuses on building, leveraging, and sustaining networks to design, develop, and execute digital projects using design thinking skills. Throughout the program, museum expert Marsha Semmel will facilitate sessions on leadership development, change management, and the power of partnerships.
We want to wish a warm Smithsonian welcome to our new cohort! We look forward to sharing resources and tools with them so that they successfully implement their projects at their Affiliate organizations when they return home.
Follow @SIAffiliates and #2019VPP to see what the cohort is up to during their time at the Smithsonian.