Magdalena Mieri

Director, Special Initiatives and Director, Program in Latino History and Culture

M.A. Anthropology, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1991

B.A. Museum Studies, Argentine Institute of Museology, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1986

Role in Museum: 

Magdalena organizes and implements a variety of programs focusing on the Latino experience in the United States. Her role as Director, Program in Latino History and Culture is to develop collaborations across the museum, and at the local and national levels, to tell the rich stories of Latinos.


Magdalena is currently working on a series of public programs, including film, radio programming, workshops, and lectures for 2005.

In the past, she was responsible for creating the Latino Virtual Gallery at the Smithsonian Center for Latino Initiatives, the first national conference at the Smithsonian on the Interpretation Representation of Latino cultures in museums, and a ten year old training program on museums and Latino communities.

Professional Affiliations: 
  • Adjunct Faculty, Department of Anthropology, University of Maryland at College Park.
  • American Association of Museums
  • Society of Applied Anthropology