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Elaine Heumann Gurian has worked in the museum field since1968, first as a community activist, then a director of museum education, and subsequently a professional deputy director for institutions dedicated to social justice and during the process of transforming themselves to address and embrace formerly marginalized groups. Starting in 1993, she has been a senior consultant to many government institutions worldwide -- local and national – dedicated to presenting a more fulsome and complex portrait of their history and people. Throughout her entire career, Gurian has been a teacher, writer, and mentor to community-based activist students and practitioners within the heritage field. Her work continues as an elder with the publication of her new book, Centering the Museum, by Taylor and Francis on Sept. 15.