Laurel Humble, Prime Time Program for Older Adults, Museum of Modern Art, New York
Laurel Humble is Assistant Educator at The Museum of Modern Art, New York. She is currently responsible for the Education Department’s new initiative to increase the participation of older adults in the Museum, called “Prime Time”.
Prior to working on “Prime Time”, Laurel managed The MoMA Alzheimer's Project. In that role she oversaw outreach efforts for museum and care professionals working with individuals with Alzheimer's disease, conducted professional development workshops and conference presentations, and developed online training resources.
Laurel is co-author of the award- winning publication Meet Me: Making Art Accessible to People with Dementia and continues to regularly teach MoMA's programs for individuals with dementia and their care-partners at the Museum.
She graduated from the University of Georgia with a B.A. in art history and is currently pursuing an M.A. in urban education from the Graduate Center, City University of New York.
“Prime Time” aims to increase the participation of older people in the museum’s programs and activities. This initiative grows out of MoMA’s work with older people through senior centers and care organizations, particular the MoMA Alzheimer’s Project. In addition to practical exchange, Laurel will explore broader ideas about the role museums can play in an ageing society.