Rainey Tisdale

Updated
23 May 2017

Rainey Tisdale is co-founder of Active Collections and an independent curator with a focus on place-based interpretation, collections stewardship, and museum strategy. She has held curatorial positions at The American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations Museum, the US Office of the Senate Curator, and The Bostonian Society. In 2014, Tisdale led “#BostonBetter,” an effort by 25 Boston cultural institutions to provide programming on the one-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing. She was a Fulbright Scholar in Helsinki, Finland, a community fellow at Brown University’s John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage, and she has taught in the Museum Studies Program at Tufts University. With Linda Norris, Tisdale co-authored Creativity in Museum Practice, and her writing has been published in Exhibition, the Journal of Museum Education, History News, and others. In 2017, Tisdale served as an LOI panelist in Exhibitions & Public Interpretation.