Empathy is a hot topic in museums of late, but it is understood and applied in very different ways. What does it look like when a visitor empathizes, what good might that do and how might we promote it? This is a chance to pick apart and play with this tricky and often vague concept. Three museum professionals who are working on compelling empathy-related projects will lead participants in experiencing different strategies and considering innovative applications for museums.


  • Adam Nilsen
  • Miriam Bader
  • Rebecca Herz