Joanne Jones-Rizzi

Joanne Jones-Rizzi is the Vice President of Science, Equity, and Education at the Science Museum of Minnesota (SMM). In this role she leads the museum’s science and education initiatives to ensure that they achieve maximum impact and create equitably accessible learning experiences for all audiences. At SMM she developed the award-winning traveling exhibition “RACE: Are We So Different?” Prior to the Science Museum of Minnesota, Joanne was the exhibit developer and cultural program director at the Boston Children’s Museum. In 2018, she received the AAM DEAI Award to honor her career-long work to make museums more equitable and inclusive spaces for learning.

UF Museum Studies 

20th Anniversary

Museums Challenge

A Symposium for Transformative Practice

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Museums Challenge

Feb. 16-18,

2020