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Gonzalo Casals - El Museo del Barrio. New York City , NY, US

Gonzalo Casals

Director of Education and Public Programs | El Museo del Barrio


Nonprofit and Arts Administrator, Cultural Organizer, Civic Engager, Radical Collaborator.



For the last decade, Gonzalo Casals, an aspiring neighborhoodist, has been exploring cultural production as a vehicle to foster empowerment, social capital, civic participation and community development.

Through his work at El Museo del Barrio, and now at Friends of The High Line and The Naturally Occurring Cultural Districts New York (NOCD-NY), he joins the leadership of a generation of cultural workers that are redefining the role of cultural organizations and their relationship with communities, neighborhoods and cities. Casals experience ranges from innovative programming design, authentic engagement strategies and progressive cultural policy.

Industry Expertise (3)


Museums and Institutions


Areas of Expertise (3)

Minority Access and Representation in Museums

Role of Museums in the 21st Century

Radical and Sustainable Collaborations With Unlikely Partners

Education (6)

City College of New York, City University of New York : Masters in Art History and Museums Studies, Museum Studies Art History 2006

Universidad de Belgrano: Masters in Architecture and Design, Theory and History of Architecture 1998

CORO New York : Immigrant Civic Leadership Program, CIvic Engagement in Immigrant Communities 2011

Getty Leadership Institute, Getty Museum,: Museum Leadership Institute, Arts Administration, Non Profit Management 2010

Universidad de Belgrano Buenos Aires, Argentina: Master’s Degree in Architecture, Architecture and Design 2000

Hunter College, City University Of New York: Master of Science in Urban Affairs , Urban Affairs 2013

With a focus in Neighborhood and Community Development.

Affiliations (3)

  • El Museo del Barrio
  • Naturally Occurring Cultural Districts New York
  • Friends of The High Line



  • Keynote
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  • Panelist
  • Workshop Leader
  • Host/MC
  • Corporate Training


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