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Museums are powered by professionals with wide-ranging backgrounds—from historians and scientists to accountants, attorneys, computer programmers, and graphic designers. Join staff members from the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM) and Smithsonian Gardens for an engaging virtual conversation about the changing landscape of the museum field and the need for greater diversity among the professional staff. Discuss your passions, studies, and experience with practicing museum professionals during this informational session. The program starts with a panel discussion with Smithsonian staff discussing their unique career paths, followed by breakout sessions where representatives from an array of departments—including conservation, visitor services, education, publications, and more—offer advice and guidance to aspiring museum professionals.