Lisa Junkin Lopez

Updated
11 Mar 2019

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Lisa Junkin Lopez.

Lisa Junkin Lopez is a museum leader, public historian, educator, and executive director of the Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace, a cultural resource owned by Girl Scouts of the USA. From 2008 to 2015, Junkin Lopez provided vision and leadership to the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, which is internationally recognized for innovative projects that address contemporary social issues. In 2011, she won the Association of Midwest Museum's Promising Leadership Award; she was a fellow at the Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy (2011-12); and she served on the board of editors of The Public Historian (2015). Junkin Lopez holds an MA in art education from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and she was a core faculty member of the museum and exhibition studies program at the University of Illinois at Chicago. In 2017, she served as a Pew Center for Arts & Heritage LOI panelist in Exhibitions & Public Interpretation, and in 2019, she visited the Center to speak about her recent projects in relation to the Center's series of conversations reflecting on social practice.