We are excited to announce that the Tenement Museum will be embarking on the development of a new walking tour, and are asking for your help in circulating the Request for Proposals (attached).
In keeping with the strategic goal of broadening the stories the TM tells, the Museum will be developing a walking tour of significant sites and themes in the African American history of Lower Manhattan. This work will be done in partnership with the National Park Service and colleagues at the African Burial Ground National Memorial.
The process will begin with this Request for Proposals. We are seeking a primary scholar-interpreter to lead the project’s thematic and content development, working closely with an internal project team with curatorial and education participation, in coordination with the Interpretation Team. We would like to ask your help in circulating the attached proposal information and/or the link to the proposal (below) to friends and colleagues in your network who might be interested, or who might pass it along to their own networks.
What happens next?
Once a scholar is identified and engaged, they will work with the project team to outline a thorough and inclusive content development process. This process will provide many opportunities for participation and input from all departments and levels of staff, as well as from advisory groups and visiting scholars. Experience and knowledge from all perspectives on current practice and visitor responses will be vital to developing a meaningful tour. Project team members and scholars will present to and interact with staff across the Museum as the project moves forward. Work will begin later this spring, and prototyping of tour experiences, stops and sequences will begin in the summer.
The first step is finding our lead scholar. Thank you so much for your help in launching this process! And please let me know if you have any questions.
Chief Programs Officer
103 Orchard Street
New York, NY 10002