Wolfsonian-FIU Museum Magnet Program

Design Challenge:

The Education Department at Wolfsonian-Florida International University (FIU), a museum of art and design in Miami Beach, Fl, partnered with Miami-Dade County Schools and cultural institutions in Miami to develop a museum magnet program. The effort was funded by the U.S. Department of Education with the intent to combine the resources and collections of local museums and cultural institutions to develop innovative, multidisciplinary educational experiences for students, parents and teachers.

Claudia’s Involvement:

I supported the project leads by facilitating museum tours and participating in occasional school site visits. Later, I worked for about three years with Southside Elementary School’s lead museum instructor and art teacher to implement a bookmaking program — Page at a Time — with fourth- and fifth-grade students.

Shenandoah Middle and Southside Elementary School Museums Magnet (2005-11). The Wolfsonian-FIU, Miami Beach, FL.