Press Release

December 1, 2020

The Future of Cultural Centers: NextGen Reflections


From left: Alice Power; Photo: Alice Power. Lisa Kennedy; Photo: Lisa Kennedy. Naiomy Guerrero; Photo: Rod Deal.

Lisa Kennedy,  Curator Team Leader, The Science Museum, London
Alice Power,  Assistant Curator, V&A Museum, London
Naiomy Guerrero,  Independent Curator
David van der Leer,  Principal, DVDLDD

The world is rapidly changing around us, and it is questionable if the old frameworks for the development of programs and space programs for museums will still be relevant tomorrow. What would museums for the 21st century become if we were to take this unprecedented time to explore new missions, visions, and (space) programs for existing and new institutions?

For the fifth and final conversation in The Future of Cultural Centers   dialogue series, we will be speaking with three young museum professionals. Lisa Kennedy  is a curator who advocates for the inclusion of wider perspectives within museums and the study of history. Kennedy is interested in interrogating the relationship between cultural institutions, artists, and the general public. Alice Power is an assistant curator at the V&A Museum, mainly working on contemporary collecting strands such as Rapid Response Collecting.  She is also co-chair of the Museums LGBTQ Working Group.  Naiomy Guerrero  is a curator and a Ph.D. student in art history at the City University of New York’s Graduate Center. She was the Diversifying Art Museum Leadership Initiative (DAMLI) Curatorial Fellow at  Pérez Art Museum Miami (2018-2020).

Join us for an hour of dialogue on Tuesday, December 1. You can register for the event here.


Find Lisa Kennedy on social media: 
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Science Museum:
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Find Alice Power on social media:
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Victoria & Albert Museum
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Find Naiomy Guerrero on social media:
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Future of Cultural Institutions Promo from Center for Architecture on Vimeo.


This event is occurring as a live webinar. Registrants will be emailed a link to access the program.

Event Pass Information
AIA Member (not AIANY) – $5
Student w/ valid .edu email address – FREE
General Public – $10 

October 10 /
  Courtney J. Martin, Yale Center for British Art
October 27 /   Miranda Massie, The Climate Museum 
November 11 /   Uzodinma Iweala, The Africa Center
November 17 /   Estuardo Rodriguez, Museum of the American Latino
December 1 /   NextGen Reflections



Hosted by AIANY/DVDLDD, Sponsored by Microsol Resources