Lauraberth (they/she) is a Professor of Museum Studies at New York University. Lima is also an established Cultural Consultant with 15 years of experience in education, community engagement, and cultural competence building in cultural institutions. Lauraberth brings a social justice lens to consulting through interdisciplinary expertise in intergenerational engagement, BIPOC representation in the arts, health equity, museum and art education, youth development, early childhood education, as well as programming for LGBTQ2SIA+/gender expansive communities.
Lima has worked with the Wellcome Trust, Art21, Visual AIDS, MoMA PS1, Columbia University Teachers College, Bard Prison Initiative (BPI), Vassar University, Little Sun, and more. Prior to consulting Lauraberth served as the Director of Education for No Longer Empty and managed Family and Community Engagement Programs and the Internship in Museum Education Program at the Museum of the City of New York. Lima has also served as an Advisor on health and gender for Creative Time Summit X, as the Family Programs Coordinator at the Brooklyn Museum, the Education Director at the Boys and Girls Club of Boston, a Teaching Artist, and more.
Lima is the founder of @CaboQueer, a founding member of the arts education organization, The Love Yourself Project, NYC, 501(c)3 and a member of The Committee to Empower Voices for Healing and Equity (led by NYC DCLA). They currently serve as Vice Chair of the Making Gay History Board, as a Board Member of Ranja CV, and on the New York Academy of Medicine’s Community Program Advisory Board.
Lauraberth was born in Cabo Verde, West Africa, raised in Rhode Island, and has been based in NYC since 2009. They earned an MFA in Photography, Video and Related Media from the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan.
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"Abolition is my love language." - Lauraberth Lima, 2021