All posts tagged staff

Visitor Liaisons are identified by cycling caps, which so far has worked pretty well. We my find as the lobby gets busier, they may need to wear t-shirts or something even more visible in addition. From left to right: Emily, Kadeem, and Steve.

A Personal Invitation to ASK

Knowing what we know about our visitors, we figured pretty early on that we would need to offer face time with staff as part of…

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The ASK team has relocated to "42nd Street" to help acclimate them to working in a busy space before their lobby move in June.

Location, Location, Location

Last month we had the pleasure of introducing the six members of our audience engagement team, the specialists who will be engaging with visitors via…

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Using the app to ask questions during a team training session.

A Day in Training

I know that everyone on the team agrees—spending time learning about the collection is a privilege, an honor, and a lot of fun. Training started…

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Nancy Rosoff, Andrew W. Mellon Curator of the Arts of the Americas, works with the team to take a closer look at our Life-Death Figure.

Amassing Encyclopedic Knowledge

ASK is a tool that allows any museum visitor using the Museum’s app to have the opportunity to be in direct and immediate contact with…

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Meet the Audience Engagement Team

I am happy to announce that we’ve identified and hired six individuals who are knowledgeable, experienced at connecting people with art, and excited to take…

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A tester during our last testing session. Engagement through the app encourages closer looking.

Who are we looking for in an Audience Engagement Team?

I’ve just joined the Bloomberg Connects project as the Audience Engagement Lead. I will be heading the team that will be answering inquiries from visitors…

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Monica Marino, left, and Marina K, right, running the dashboard during a recent user testing session. Our Chief Curator, Kevin Stayton, helps answer questions.

Finding the Right People to ASK

On the surface, it might seem that our Bloomberg Connects project is all about tech. After all, this particular Bloomberg Philanthropies initiative is specifically for…

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Inside the Staff Show

On May 4, the Brooklyn Museum’s staff show opened to a group of staff, family and friends. Though the show is not open to the…

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Nina Pelaez

Brooklyn’s Finest: Nina Pelaez

As Arty Facts and the Gallery/Studio program celebrates their twenty-fifth anniversary this year, I thought it would be a great time to sit down with…

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Peter Downes

Brooklyn’s Finest: Peter Downes

For my second installment of Brooklyn’s Finest, I wanted to approach someone with whom I work closely with in the Director’s Office. Everyone knows his…

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Masauko Chipembere

Brooklyn’s Finest: Masauko Chipembere

One of the great things about doing an interview for Brooklyn’s Finest is the chance for me chat for awhile with a colleague whose path…

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Brooklyn’s Finest: Elizabeth Franks

As this is the last edition of Brooklyn’s Finest that I’ll be authoring, I wanted to feature a different kind of Museum staff member here—a…

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Brooklyn’s Finest: Matthew Yokobosky

When I sat down to talk to Matthew Yokobosky to ask him about his job here as Chief Designer, he told me that the first…

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Brooklyn’s Finest: Schwannah Wright

It’s that time of year again: the massive stage is going up in the Museum’s back parking lot, which means the West Indian-American Day Parade…

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Brooklyn’s Finest: Gilbert Moore

For this month’s edition of Brooklyn’s Finest, I spoke to Gilbert Moore, operator of the Museum’s freight elevator. Gilbert was recommended to me for this…

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Brooklyn’s Finest: Keith Duquette

This month’s edition of Brooklyn’s Finest features Keith Duquette, a longtime staff member (23 years!) whose role as Library Preservation Associate ensures the physical well-being…

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Brooklyn’s Finest: Bob Nardi

It’s time for second installment of Brooklyn’s Finest, where you can meet a different member of the Brooklyn Museum staff every month. Today we’ll meet…

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Brooklyn’s Finest: Mary Jane Nee

I recently came across the Minneapolis Institute of Art’s excellent “Meet the MIA” set on Flickr, and I couldn’t help but go through all the…

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