Beginning in 2023, Amparo Leyman Pino (Yellow Cow Consulting) and Paul Orselli (POW) embarked on another unique TMG collaborative project at the Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum (NPM). Amparo and Paul will facilitate two creative brainstorming sessions and a design charette to guide the NPM in the renovation of their atrium.
Jefferson Provides Black History Month Presentations
Charmaine Jefferson provided Black History Month presentations in association with the City of Los Angeles and the Department of Cultural Affairs on the international visual artist Betye Saar on February 16 at the screening of the latest release documentary; She also gave a special presentation on the history of Blacks in Los Angeles, and tracing genealogy to Carter G. Woodson, founder of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History on Sunday, February 19.
Jefferson also consulted in Toronto, Canada for the International Association of Blacks in Dance around administrative leadership, succession planning, touring performers and historical artifacts, and boards at the IABD Conference and Festival at the end of January.
Empathy as a Building Block for Inclusion
In the fall of 2022, Amparo Leyman Pino concluded the content development of 17 exhibitions for children ages 3-6 forDialogue House, in Hamburg. The exhibitions address the topic of empathy as a building block of inclusion. Amparo had the privilege to work with Orna Cohen, Co-founder, and Annkatrin Meyer, COO.
The article analyzes over 500 statements issued by museums after the murder of George Floyd in May, 2020. The findings provide context for the challenges Museums face in acknowledging their participation in systemic racism.