China, Art Education, and Museums: A Conversation with Pat Rodewald

3:30 P.M. – 5:00 P.M.
Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Indiana University Wright Education Building, room 3125
201 N. Rose Ave. 
Free and open to the public

Museum art educator Pat Rodewald will discuss her work as a museum education consultant based in Beijing. The talk will be followed by dialogue and thought-sharing with the group.

About Pat Rodewald:

A museum professional for more than twenty-five years, Patricia Rodewald is a museum education consultant based in Beijing. Prior to moving to China in 2012, she served as the Director of Education at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta. Her focus in China has been on professional exchange and cooperation. She has worked as a museum educator-in-residence at the National Museum of China and the Palace Museum and given presentations and workshops at professional conferences across China.In China, Pat initiated a 2013 conference with China Central Academy of Fine Arts Art Museum (CAFA) and Museums and the Web that brought together Western and Chinese museum professionals to share expertise on technology within a museum context. She worked with the American Federation of Arts and the Nanjing Museum to develop and implement Meeting the West, a 2014 program that explored exhibition exchange between U.S. and Chinese museums. In 2017, Pat worked on NextGen China with the Getty Leadership Institute and on a U.S. training and fellowship program focusing on museum education for 30 Chinese museum professionals with CAFA. She serves on the Global Steering Committee and is Senior Advisor for China Programs at the American Alliance of Museums.

Presented in partnership with the IU Eskenazi Museum of Art and the Art Education department at the Indiana University School of Education.