Director of the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center
Lisa Sasaki is the Director of the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center (APAC), a museum without walls that brings Asian Pacific American history, art and culture to communities through innovative museum experiences online and throughout the U.S. Previously she was the Director of the Audience & Civic Engagement Center at the Oakland Museum of California and the Director of Program Development at the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles. Sasaki has served as President of the Western Museums Association’s Board of Directors, as a member of the American Alliance of Museums’ Diversity Equity Access and Inclusion working group, and as an advisor on the Advisory Council for the Council of Jewish American Museums. She is a frequent guest lecturer for museum studies graduate programs and has also lectured internationally for organizations like ICOM and the Museums and Galleries of Queensland in Australia. Sasaki is also an experienced reviewer for IMLS museum grant programs.
Tuesday, May 21
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM