Curators without Borders is an international aid organization focused on bridging museums and education. Work began in late 2015 with Heidi McKinnon, executive director of Curators without Borders. Curators without Borders works internationally to design learning sites as an international aid strategy. These learning sites will be educational environments inside refugee camps. The learning sites will be tailored with specific language-learning curricula that include digitized images from encyclopedic international museum collections. The first learning site to be implemented as an international aid site in 2016 will be at Dollo Ado camp for Somali refugees, in Ethiopia.
Ms. McKinnon was a WORKS fellow at Santa Fe Art Institute in 2015. The other part of the Curators without Borders work is designing exhibitions such as Push Factors: Perspectives on Guatemalan Migration, that was held at the Corcoran School of Art and Design in Washington, DC.
Work with Curators without Borders is still in its preliminary stages but includes strategizing a website redesign to communicate the two channels of work that the organization is engaged in, as well as communications strategy and global and domestic outreach.