Here, an artist's rendering envisioned a typical classroom in the Ford Learning Center, which opened to the public in 2005. Total museum classroom space nearly tripled with the opening of the new facility.
The longtime Director of Educational Affairs at the Nelson-Atkins Museum Ann Brubaker retired on Friday, March 3 after 27 years.
By Laura Spencer
Kansas City, MO – During Brubaker?s tenure, she expanded community outreach, quadrupled the educational staff, and planned and oversaw the opening of the Ford Learning Center. She told KCUR's Laura Spencer what it was like to work at the Nelson-Atkins Museum in the late 1970s.