Madeleine Burkhardt is a museum educator and curator with a passion for creating visual spaces that evoke empathy and that produce a dialogue on difficult histories.
Burkhardt is Adult Education Coordinator and Curator at Rosa Parks Museum at Troy University Montgomery. She curates thought provoking exhibitions, campaigns for social justice and inclusion in and out of the museum, and carries the message of Rosa Parks everyday.
Whether campaigning for the removal of a confederate sculpture that is threatening to her community, speaking out against the KKK, fighting for the right to wear a Black Lives Matter mask to work or curating and publicising exhibitions that challenge contemporary racism, Burkhardt is a dynamic force for change in the museum community.
Burkhardt has also inspired actions in her local community and is also acting as a resourceful and creative interpretation consultant for another local museum, The Lyme Museum.
She has a degree in Art History and an MA in Museology/Museum Studies from John Hopkins University.