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About the Latino Network

The Latino Network of the American Alliance of Museums represents Latino professionals working in museums and cultural institutions in the United States. It offers expertise to U.S. museums interested in better understanding of Latino issues and engaging Latino audiences through the development of exhibitions, collections, public programs, and education initiatives, among others.

The Latino Network serves as a liaison between the U.S. museum community and Latin American and the Caribbean museums, research centers, and cultural institutions. The Latino Network offers guidance to museums across the Americas in their efforts to create partnerships and collaborations.


The Latino and Latin American communities have made an undeniable contribution to the American society. Their cultural legacies enrich US museums and their participation strengthens our capacity to create powerful intercultural dialogs through exhibitions, educational, and public programming and other initiatives. These public dialogs reaffirm the American ideals of an inclusive and pluralistic democracy.


  • Create spaces for critical conversations on museum diversity and inclusion
  • Participate with session programs, luncheons, market place of ideas, international roundtables and open forum events during the AAM Annual Meeting
  • Provide Professional Development opportunities
  • Offer Mentorship program for Latino professionals
  • Focus on data collection and research analysis, to shed light on the needs of US and Latin-American Latino museum professionals
  • Create regional networking events
  • Promote equitable representation of Latinos in U.S. museums and cultural institutions

The Latino Network’s role within AAM

  • To provide support, data, and valuable information to AAM leadership and key staff members in their interaction with the U.S. Latino and Latin American and the Caribbean museum community.
  • Participate in the National Program Committee that reviews the program sessions for AAM’s Annual Meeting.
  • Part of the Advisory Committee for the Conference of the Americas
  • Assist   AAM with edition of official documents translated to Spanish

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El Museo Reimaginado

(November 2017)

November 1st to 3rd, the Latino Network was part of the second El Museo Reimaginado (Reimagining the Museum) conference held in Medellin, Colombia.

Members Speak Out In Response to Executive Orders that Affect Immigrant Communities across the Nation

(March 2017)

Members of AAM’s Latino Professional Network speak out against a series of executive orders signed in late January, in which President Trump ordered the construction of a wall along the US border with Mexico, restricted federal funds to sanctuary jurisdictions, and imposed a ban on travel to the US from several Muslim-majority countries.

Joint Statement on Orlando Assault of LGTBQ and Latino Communities

(June 2016)

2016-2017 Summary of Activities and 2017- 2018 Goals


Executive Board 2017–2019

  • Margarita Sandino, Chair 
    Director of Education
    Dixon Gallery and Gardens, Memphis, TN
  • Antonio Rodríguez, Past Chair – Board Member
    International Traveling Exhibitions, Strategic Partnership and Alliance Consultant
    Washington, D.C.
  • Mariano DesmarasBoard Member 
    New England Regional Representative
    Creative Director Exhibit Design
    Museum Environments, New York City, NY
  • Natalie Espinosa, Board Member
    Manager of Communications & Marketing
    American Federation of Arts
  • Patricia Lannes, Board Member
    Museum and Education Consultant, New York City, NY
  • Diana Xochitl Munn, Board Member
    Director of Public Programs
    Harvard Museums of Science and Culture
  • Susana Reyes, Board Member
    Department Coordinator, Art of the Americas
    Museum of Fine Arts Boston
  • Ranald Woodaman, Board Member
    Exhibitions & Public Programs Director
    Smithsonian Latino Center, Washington, D.C.