Sunday, August 13, 2006

Cynthia Copeland curator of Legacies: Contemporary Artists Reflect on Slavery

Cynthia Copeland is an education curator with the New-York Historical Society (N-YHS). Ms. Copeland is currently directing a digital learning project featuring NYHS collections that illustrate the story of the American Revolution. She has been in the field for fifteen years and has curated exhibitions, including the critically acclaimed Before Central Park: The Life and Death of Seneca Village a significant nineteenth century free black community that once stood within a site, which today is known as Central Park; researched and contributed to books, and has developed and written curricula, programs and walking tours about New York City and American history, with an emphasis on integrating primary sources. Among Ms. Copeland's professional affiliations are local and national organizations working towards the preservation, acknowledgement and dissemination of the significance of history in contemporary society and for museum education advocacy.

The New York Historical Society
2 West 77th Street
New York NY
10024 USA

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