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Gail Ringel is an independent museum professional specializing in strategic and interpretive planning. From 2002 – 2012, she was Vice President of Exhibits & Production at Boston Children’s Museum leading the effort to reimagine and renovate 50,000 square feet of exhibition space opening in 2007. This work was recognized by the Institute of Museum and Library Services with its National Medal for Museum and Library Service. Her recent work includes managing the efforts of diverse creative professionals in complex and collaborative projects.

An interpretive planner and media producer, Ms. Ringel has long focused on the role of media and technology in museums, seeking to meaningfully integrate digital experiences into social learning environments. Prior to joining Boston Children’s Museum, Ms. Ringel was project manager, interpretive planner, and media planner for museums including the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, El Portal Tropical Forest Center in Puerto Rico, and the National Museum of Australia. She recently served as Director of the Freeman Foundation Asian Culture Exhibit Series, an initiative of the Association of Children’s Museums producing exhibitions about Asia that travel to museums throughout the United States.

Her lectures and writing focus on effective integration of digital media in museum experiences and the challenges of designing exhibits for very young audiences. Ms. Ringel earned her BA from Cornell University and is a graduate of the Noyce Leadership Institute.

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