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NCSML Programs Director Stenstrup Selected for Smithsonian Fellowship

By October 23, 2019 No Comments

National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library (NCSML) Director of Programs Teresa Stenstrup has been selected for a fellowship with the Smithsonian Affiliations Visiting Professionals Program (VPP) in October 2019. This two-week fellowship in Washington, D.C., is a unique professional development opportunity available for mid-level museum staff at Smithsonian Affiliate organizations, a distinction NCSML received December 2018.

In her fellowship, Stenstrup will focus on her desire to expand the rich NCSML programming to national and international audiences using digital tools. “I want to develop programming that transcends location and time,” explains Stenstrup, “which allows the NCSML to be the truly national institution it is.”

Teresa obtained her B.A. in History & Anthropology with a Certificate in Classics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and her M.A. in History: Public History with Certificates in Museum Studies and Non-Profit Management from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, joining NCSML as Director of Programs in October 2017. She previously worked as the Program Coordinator at the Muscatine Art Center, and additionally served in programmatic positions with Sheboygan County Historical Museum, Madison School and Community Recreation, and Waukesha County Museum.


National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library

The National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library (NCSML) in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is a museum that celebrates life:  Czech life, Slovak life and American life. The Museum seeks to inspire people from every background to connect to Czech and Slovak history and culture. Through extraordinary exhibitions and experiences, the Museum tells stories of freedom and identity, family and community, human rights and dignity connecting yesterday with today and tomorrow. The Museum honors those who immigrated to America and worked hard, contributing their skills and vision to the formation of our nation. For more information, visit or call (319) 362-8500.

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