Leslie Swartz


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As Senior Vice President for Research and Program Planning, Leslie Swartz is responsible for research and evaluation, strategic planning, long-range exhibition and program planning, and funding strategies for programs, exhibitions and new initiatives.  Over her long tenure at Boston Children’s Museum, she has led the exhibition, education, community outreach, East Asian and curriculum and professional development departments, as well as publications.

Most recently, she served as project director for Children of Hangzhou: Connecting with China and associated educational and public programs.   Ms. Swartz directs the Harvard East Asian Outreach Program, which offers professional development, curricula and public programs focused on Japan and China. She has served as project director for many exhibitions. She led the Museum’s largest publication endeavor, the 18-volume Multicultural Celebrations series (Modern Curriculum Press, 1992, and 1994). Her most recent publication is Moonbeams, Dumplings and Dragon Boats:  A Treasury of Chinese Holiday Tales, Activities and Recipes (Harcourt:  2002).  She has extensive ties with the Chinese community both in Boston and in China. (AB Oberlin College, MA in East Asian Studies, University of Michigan)