|Project||Museums and the Web|
|MuseumOps Team Member||Richard Cherry|
|Key Partners||Nancy Proctor, Director of the Peale Center for Baltimore History and Architecture|
|Average Annual Attendance||800 Delegates|
|Years Active||1997 - Present|
I first met Rich years ago at the Museums and the Web conference. At the time I was co-developing a new partnership between the Media Arts Dept. at New Mexico Highlands University, a rural, Hispanic-serving public institution, and the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs, where I served as Director for Media Projects. Rich immediately became interested in our effort to prepare media arts majors from backgrounds that are mostly rural, low-income, and underserved minority for careers as multimedia designers in museums through a combination of rigorous academics and paid internships in cultural settings. Not only did Rich become interested, he became an advisor to our program and contributed to what has been its ongoing success.