Liz Neely, Adjunct Faculty
Liz Neely currently serves as the Curator of Collections and Exhibitions at the Harwood Museum of Art of the University of New Mexico in Taos, NM. She also consults with museums and arts organizations on digital and learning innovation. Before moving to the southwest, she was the Director of Digital Experience and Access at the Art Institute of Chicago.
Ms. Neely is a passionate advocate for how creativity and ‘making’ empower and enrich our lives. She believes that museums are perfectly positioned in our local and global communities to inspire a lifelong learning mindset fueled by curiosity. As an established museum professional, she is focused on developing innovative interpretive and learning experiences — including digital scholarly publishing, media-rich multisensory storytelling, and experimental education programs using 3D printing.
Recently Ms. Neely was the keynote speaker for the New Media Consortium (NMC) summer conference and in 2013 she presented a TEDx talk called “Inventing Fabulation” on her philosophy of how making ridiculous things can re-make our world. Ms. Neely served as the 2015 president of MCN, an organization advancing digital transformation in the cultural sector, and serves on the NMC Board. She has an M.B.A. from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.