Smithsonian Voices

From the Smithsonian Museums

Carrie Kotcho

Carrie Kotcho is the Acting Associate Director for Audience Engagement and the A. James Clark Director of Education and Impact at the National Museum of American History (NMAH). Carrie directs the work of teams responsible for interpretive planning, programs, visitor services, digital products, instructional design, preK-12 resources, accessibility, inclusion/diversity, and civic engagement. She also leads the development of innovative digital learning resources used by millions of teachers, students, and parents each year, including Smithsonian’s History Explorer, the Museum’s web portal for K-12 educators, and Ripped Apart: A Civil War Mystery, an iPad game that helps middle-schoolers understand the Civil War from multiple perspectives.

More than the Sum of Our Parts

The future of cultural institutions is in collaboration. Made By Us and the National Museum of American History model what this looks like nationwide.