Public Lecturer – POWER OF CURATING: Making Museums Come Alive

POWER OF CURATING: Making Museums Come Alive
Making Museums Come Alive
Speaker: Karen Lee
Smithsonian Curator
Wednesday 2013 July 24 3:00 pm
National Museum
Sir Marcus Fernando Mawatha Colombo 07

Karen Lee is a curator from the Smithsonian, the world’s largest museum and research complex based in Washington, D.C.

She teaches in Asia and Europe and is a highly-valued facilitator devoted to helping museum staff find creative solutions to daunting challenges. A believer in educational outreach and collaboration. Lee couriered a rare American coin on a seven country European tour in 2012. This special project attracted more than 10 million viewers online, in person and through other media.

Karen M. Lee has a Master’s Degree in Museum Studies undergraduate degree in Biology.

Please confirm your participation on or before July 24, 2013
Tel: 011-2498106, or 011-242463 Email:

The American Center Colombo

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Ms Karen Lee
Numismatic Curator
National Museum of American History

January 1995– Present (18 years 7 months)Washington, D.C.

Curator specializing in American and Russian coinage and numismatic art. Expertise includes exhibition planning, international collaborations, collections research and digitization. Intnernationally recognized in visitor evaluation and learning in museums. Author of “The Private Sketchbook of George T. Morgan”. Adjunct faculty, National Council of Science Museums, Kolkata India. Member of the International Community of  Museums (ICOM) and international speaker.


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