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Accessibility to arts and culture can influence policy goals, including economic development, urban revitalization, tourism, education and
ABOUT THE SPEAKER: JULIÁN ZUGAZAGOITIA, Ph.D.
Julián Zugazagoitia is the fifth director at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. Since arriving in 2010, he has led the museum's efforts to engage the community through dynamic activities inside the museum and in the Donald J. Hall Sculpture Park. Attendance has grown dramatically to more than 500,000 visitors a year. Born in Mexico and educated at the Sorbonne Paris IV and the Ecole du Louvre in France, Zugazagoitia speaks six languages and has worked at institutions in the Americas and Europe. Before moving to Kansas City, he was the Director/CEO of El Museo del Barrio in New York, a leading institution in the field of Latin American and Latino art. He has also collaborated with such institutions as the Museum of Modern Art, the National Portrait Gallery and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
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