The Latino Network's vision is to foster greater understanding and cross-cultural dialogue on issues pertinent to Latinos and to the representation of Latino and Latin American art, history and culture in museums. The network supports the American Alliance of Museums by serving as a forum for Latino-related issues, as a catalyst for building institutional capacity and as an advocate for Latinos in the museum community.
The Latino Network represents the needs and objectives of Latino professionals working in museums and cultural institutions in the United States as well as the professional interests of museum professionals, cultural workers and researchers interpreting Latino/Latin American content in the United States and the world. The network advocates for the increased inclusion of Latino museum professionals and audiences and the increased presence of Latino content in U.S. museums and cultural institutions..
The Latino Network:
- Offers its expertise to U.S. museums interested in better understanding Latino issues and in engaging Latino audiences through the development of exhibitions, collections, public programs and education initiatives.
- Serves as a liaison between the U.S museum community and Latin American museums, research centers and cultural institutions.
- Fosters equitable representation of Latinos in U.S. museums and cultural institutions.
- Promotes and increases employment and professional training for Latinos .
Executive Board 2014–2015
- Raquel Aguiñaga-Martínez, Co-Chair
Visual Arts Associate Director/Registrar
National Museum of Mexican Art, Chicago
- Margarita Sandino, Secretary and South East Regional Representative
Curator of Education
Dixon Gallery and Gardens, Memphis
- Mariano Desmaras, Immediate Past Chair and New England Regional Representative
C&G Partners LLC, New York City
- Tracy Duran, Midwest Regional Representative
Outreach and Adult Programs Manager
Des Moines Art Center, Iowa
- Antonio Rodriguez, Mid-Atlantic Regional Representative
International Traveling Exhibitions, Strategic Partnership and Alliance Consultant
- Andrea Girón, Communications and Mountain Plains Regional Representative
Manager of Audience Insights
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
- Ranald Woodaman, Conference Session Development
Exhibitions & Public Programs Director
Smithsonian Latino Center, Washington, D.C.
- José Ortiz, ICOM Liaison
Artisphere, Arlington, VA