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Endowments Help Passionate Program Manager Educate Curious Adventurers

Monrose-lg.jpgLisa Monrose has served fervently for the past ten years as program manager of lectures and special programs, producing many of the Museum’s highly acclaimed offerings for adult audiences. Raised in New Orleans, Lisa came north to attend Wellesley College. “My passion has always been introducing people to new ideas and alternative perspectives that expand their awareness of our world and where we are heading,” says Lisa. “The Museum is a perfect place to have that kind of impact.

“Endowment support makes it possible for the Museum to provide offerings specifically tailored for adults,” Lisa states. “Gifts to the Museum enable experimentation with many types of programs so that our audience always receives new experiences. These endowments also enable me to bring in the best talent and the brightest minds, and that makes the Museum an exciting place for explorers and adventurers.

“The people who attend our programs are curious-minded, and since science and technology are shaping the future, our audience wants to know: What is the newest breakthrough? Who is blazing the trail? And why is it important to their everyday lives? Our adult programs explore emerging developments and invite the audience ‘inside’ our changing world.”

By using a range of formats—lectures, films, discussions, hands-on activities, exhibits—Lisa and her team have been able to interest a broad audience. “An exhibit of paintings about water issues in the Art & Science Gallery, a wearable technology fashion show, and a film about music as medicine for Alzheimer’s patients—these are powerful and fun ways to learn about our world,” Lisa says.

“Contemporary culture is constantly evolving, with trends continually changing. Ongoing endowment support enables my group to keep fingers on the pulse of what’s happening and to educate adults about who and what is altering our world. Endowments ensure that the Museum remains committed to adults and the timely topics that interest them.”

 

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