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Heidi Hinish

National Gallery of Art
Head, Gallery and Studio Learning

Heidi Hinish is the head of the department of teacher, school, and family programs, in the division of education, at the National Gallery of Art, where she has worked since 1992.  As a museum educator, Heidi develops, teaches, and assesses programs and resources for children and adults. These programs are designed to promote deep and meaningful engagement with art and the museum. Heidi’s work has been inspired by Project Zero research, especially frameworks and strategies that foreground thinking and active learning. She has participated in the Project Zero Classroom, as a mini course instructor and study group facilitator, for a number of years. Heidi currently serves as treasurer and museum representative on the board of Art Education DC. She received her M.A. in Art History from George Washington University and a B.A. in German Studies from Temple University.