Who We Are

Linda Norris (@lindabnorris) is an independent museum professional who focuses on shaping compelling narratives, improving professional practice and listening to communities.  Recent projects have included the development of training materials for the American Association of State and Local History’s StEPs program,  the facilitation of community conversations in Ukraine around ideas of food and sustainability, coordinating the development of a new exhibition on early Western New York,  and interpretive planning for several historic houses.  She was a Fulbright Scholar to Ukraine in 2009 and 2010 and continues to work with museums there.  Linda blogs at The Uncataloged Museum and, for anyone interested in food, she can also be found writing at The Pickle Project.

Rainey Tisdale (@raineytisdale) is an independent curator specializing in city history museums. She spent most of the last decade working for the Bostonian Society in Boston, MA. In 2010 she was a Fulbright Scholar in Helsinki, Finland, researching European city museums, and in 2011 she was a fellow at Brown University’s John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities, continuing her city museum research and also curating the exhibition You Are Here: Archiving Providence in the Present. She writes two blogs, CityStories and ThomasSeesTheWorld. She also teaches in the Museum Studies Graduate Program at Tufts University.

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