Lisa Sasaki

Director, Asian Pacific American Center
Lisa Sasaki is the Director of the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center, a migratory museum that brings Asian Pacific American history, art and culture to communities through innovative museum experiences online and throughout the U.S. Previously, she was the Director of the Audience & Civic Engagement Center at the Oakland Museum of California and the Director of Program Development at the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles. Sasaki currently serves as Past President of the Western Museums Association’s Board of Directors and as an advisor on the Advisory Council for the Council of Jewish American Museums. She is a frequent guest lecturer for museum studies graduate programs and has also lectured internationally for ICOM-China and the Museums and Galleries of Queensland. Sasaki holds undergraduate degrees in history and archaeology from Cornell University and a Master’s degree in Anthropology and Museum Studies from the University of Denver.

Wednesday June 2

Opening Keynote