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United States of America
Years in the field:
Areas of Expertise
After-School Programs, Camp Programs, Diversity, Education, Exhibits development, Grants/Foundational Giving, Guest/Visitor Services, Project Management, Research & Evaluation, Strategic Planning, Youth/Teen Programs
After working in museums for 25 years in program development, exhibition planned, grant writing, and building an evaluation team, Sheri Levinsky-Raskin shifted her focus to share her talents, energy, enthusiasm, and commitment to organizations as a consultant. She founded her company, SJLR Solutions LLC in November 2018, with the goal to demystify evaluation practices and make them approachable, attainable, and useful for her clients. Current and past clients include the Association of Science and Technology Centers, the Council of Independent Colleges, the National Girls Collaborative Project, and the New Jersey Council for the Humanities.
She is committed to high quality and accessible museum experiences and served on local and national steering committes and on advisory and working groups. She is adjunct faculty with museum professions and studies programs withCUNY, New York University, and Seton Hall University teaching about evaluation in museum settings, museums and their communities, audience research, and program design.
She is published on topics of accessibility, inclusion, out-of-school time programs at museums, and evaluation user experience practices, and has presented nationally at more than 30 professional conferences. Her presentations focus on a range of topics related to museum education, access, research and evaluation, and collaboration.
She formally entered the museum field in 1995 and saw an opportunity to combine her interests and bachelor's degree in cultural anthropology, elementary education, and art history in the museum field. She began her career as an education intern and part-time gallery teacher at the Saint Louis Art Museum while an undergraduate at Washington University and then as a summer education intern at the Art Institute of Chicago. After completing her master's degree in museum education from the George Washington University, she joined the Decatur House Museum team in Washington DC as the director of education and programs. She moved back to New York City, her hometown, in 2005 and began a 15+ year tenure at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum where her most recently held position, until September 2020, was assistant vice president for research and evaluation.