To-Do List: Nina Simon

Nina Simon

We asked students and staff in the John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage to give us a list of “luminaries”: people doing work that, even if it wasn’t explicitly framed as “public humanities,” still informed the ways we think about and value public humanities in theory and practice. In an attempt to learn more about what this exemplary work looks like on a day-to-day basis (and to make this labor more visible than it may typically be), we asked these luminaries to document a typical day at the office.

Nina Simon designs and researches participatory, community-based institutions. She is the Executive Director of the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & Art History and the author of The Participatory Museum and The Art of Relevance. Thanks for sharing your To-Do List with us, Nina! Hopefully mimosas are on today’s list! 🙂

Would you like to share a story or a To-Do List with us? Day of Public Humanities 2017 is over, but we’re still interested in stories about how you work, how you keep track of work, and how you reflect on the work of public humanities! Email it to or find us on Twitter @DayofPH! You can find more To-Do Lists on our blog here.

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