Robin Van Auken
United States of America
Years in the field:
Areas of Expertise
After-School Programs, Camp Programs, Curatorial/Collections, Distance/Digital Learning, Diversity, Education, Exhibits development, Information/Technology/Digital, Marketing & Communications, Senior Leadership, Outreach and Public Engagement, Project Management, Research & Evaluation, Strategic Planning, Youth/Teen Programs
Robin Van Auken, MA, RPA, is the CEO of Hands-on Heritage. She is an anthropologist and registered professional archaeologist (National 15069). She specializes in working with communities, galvanizing individuals to contribute their memories, photographs, and artifacts to develop legacy projects. Through in-depth, sensitive interviews, she learns the important stories that connect people through time and space. Robin especially enjoys the challenge of hunting for historic photographs and artifacts that highlight America’s history. As a professional archaeologist, she has directed multi-year public cultural heritage projects, working with hundreds of volunteers and educating thousands of visitors.