Heidi Holder

Chair of Education at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Heidi Holder

Heidi Holder, a native of Trinidad and Tobago, is the Frederick P. and Sandra P. Rose Chair of Education at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

She has over 20 years’ experience in museums and higher education, where she has developed and led STEM and college student success programs, innovative community engagement initiatives and, art and wellness programs.

Heidi is the concept lead for the 81st Street Studio, the Met new children’s space. Her work in museum interpretation investigates the role of language justice, and interactive maker-spaces in promoting equity in museum settings and explores ways for communities to connect to art in ways other than talking and looking.

She previously served as director of education at the Queens Museum and director of education at the Museum for African Art in New York, now The Africa Center. Holder holds a doctorate in Urban Education from the Graduate School and University Center, CUNY.