Museum Education Student Hosts Fulbright Group as part of Field Placement

April 10, 2024

(left to right) Dr. Anat Lapidot-Firilla, Executive Director; Noa Turgeman, Deputy Director of Programs; Besan Abu Abeid, Programs Coordinator; Maya Gayer, Oral History, Columbia U.; Shadi Omar, Museum Anthropology, Columbia U.; Tom Koren, Curatorial Studies, School of Visual Arts, New York; Samah Wattad, Journalism, GW; Dana Golan Miller, Museum Education Program, GW

Dana Golan Miller, Tiffany McGettigan (Head of Edu, Hirshhorn Museum), Noa Turgeman, Tom Koren (Curatorial Studies, SVA), Maya Gayer (Oral History, Columbia), Besan Abu Abeid, Samah Wattad (GW Media), Dr. Anat Lapidot-Firilla (ED, Fulbright Israel)

Dana Golan Miller, a Museum Education Program master's student and Fulbright Israel Fellow, is completing her field placement at the Smithsonian Hirshhorn Museum. Last week, she hosted a group of Fulbright Israel Public Humanities Fellows who visited the museum and explored the new exhibit, REVOLUTIONS. She introduced the fellows to her supervisor, Tiffany McGettigan, who is Head of Education and also an alumna of GSEHD's Museum Education Program, as well as the curator, Marina Isgro. 

Ms. Golan Miller's spring field placement showcases the program's integration of theory into practice, emphasizing the collaborative efforts between GSEHD and local museum institutions. It exemplifies academic training that deepens understanding of museums as institutions and explores innovative strategies for engaging diverse audiences with contemporary art.

Guests included:

  • Dr. Anat Lapidot-Firilla, Executive Director, Fulbright Israel
  • Noa Turgeman, Deputy Director of Programs
  • Besan Abu Abeid, Programs Coordinator
  • Maya Gayer, Oral History, Columbia University
  • Shadi Omar, Museum Anthropology, Columbia University
  • Tom Koren, Curatorial Studies, School of Visual Arts, New York
  • Samah Wattad, Journalism, George Washington University
  • Dana Golan- Miller, Museum Education Program, George Washington University


(left to right) Dana Golan Miller, and Samah Wattad
(left to right) Dana Golan Miller and Samah Wattad (GW Fulbright student, The School of Media and Public Affairs)
(left to right) Dana Golan Miller, Dr. Anat Lapidot-Firilla, Executive Director Fulbright Israel, Marina Isgro, Associate Curator of Media and Performance Art at Hirshhorn Museum
(left to right) Dana Golan Miller, Dr. Anat Lapidot-Firilla (Executive Director, Fulbright Israel), Marina Isgro (Associate Curator of Media and Performance Art at Hirshhorn Museum)