Independent Curators International (ICI) supports the work of curators to help create stronger art communities through experimentation, collaboration, and international engagement. Curators are arts community leaders and organizers who champion artistic practice; build essential infrastructures and institutions; and generate public engagement with art. Our collaborative programs connect curators across generations, and across social, political and cultural borders. They form an international framework for sharing knowledge and resources — promoting cultural exchange, access to art, and public awareness for the curator’s role.
Shelley Bernstein is the Chief of Technology at the Brooklyn Museum. Since 2005, she has been working to further the Museum’s community-oriented mission through projects including free public wireless access, and putting the Museum collection online. As the initiator and community manager of the Museum’s initiatives on the social web, she co-created 1stfans: a socially networked museum and organized Click! A Crowd-Curated Exhibition. In 2010, Bernstein was named one of the “40 Under 40” in Crain’s New York Business, and she’s been featured in the New York Times for her effort to increase the Brooklyn Museum’s online presence and its engagement with visitors through social media.