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  • Laura Sloan

Rubin Museum Educator since 2011

When I started at the Rubin I fell in love with the art and the museum space and have built a close connection with my colleagues. I truly enjoy helping people have an amazing experience in a museum setting. Whether they discover something new, build personal connections to the art, or come to expand their knowledge of Himalayan culture, every tour experience is unique and special.

When I have looked at an object countless times and a visitor shares a detail or makes a comment that opens my eyes to something new about the piece, it is a magical experience.

The reverse is also magical ““ when I can see in a visitor’s eye that exact moment of revelation, when something new has been learned or an opinion has been changed or formed. Making personal connections in our galleries has some very powerful effects on people.

Typically leads tours:

I am often leading tours with newer Docents so they can shadow and learn by example. I also lead weekday school tours.

Favorite tour themes:

Animals and Sacred Spaces. It is wonderful watching a child’s face light up during an exciting animal story, and I enjoy encouraging visitors to share their own definition of a sacred space.

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