Katrina Lashley, Program Coordinator at the Smithsonian’s Anacostia Community Museum in Washington, D.C., joins speaker line-up for Museum Ideas 2018 in London
Katrina D. Lashley is a Program Coordinator at the Smithsonian’s Anacostia Community Museum in Washington, D.C. Katrina works on the Anacostia’s Urban Waterways project, a documentary and educational initiative which explores the relationships between urban communities and their waterways. Led by the museum’s 50-year perspective that active citizen participation in the recovery and use of the cultural and historical past is a powerful instrument in creating and maintaining a sense of community and civic ownership, Urban Waterways allows communities to challenge accepted narratives of issues pertaining to their ongoing connections to the natural world and the role equitable access to natural resources plays in the imagining and establishment of just, sustainable cities. The project also challenges established norms of the civic obligations of cultural institutions, as the communities they serve confront issues whose impacts are reflected at the local, national, and international levels. Katrina has a BA in English Literature and Italian from Rutgers University and an MA in History from American University. Katrina has worked on projects for the National Museum of American History and Arlington House.
Museum Ideas 2018 takes place in London on 2 – 4 October with 3 days of workshops, special events, an exclusive study day at the National Maritime Museum and the essential Museum Ideas international conference at the Museum of London. Delivering an international programme of change, key themes include social justice, activism, digital strategy, participatory practice, representation, collaborative working and co-curation.
Explore the ideas shaping the future of museums with speakers from India, New Zealand, United States, Sweden, United Arab Emirates, and the UK. Early-bird registration closes 31 July: Find out more and book your ticket today