Heart of Brooklyn
On July 24th, 2013 Patricia Lannes participated in a community roundtable discussion as a language expert to identify and work to diminish any language barrier that might exist in the six institutions that comprise the Heart of Brooklyn. The discussion explored the role of language in community development and in programming in cultural institutions, with the aim of better understanding emergent bilingualism and language barriers in the Heart of Brooklyn. Check out HOB’s blog to read more about their language initiatives and the work that they do.
Heart of Brooklyn (HOB) is a partnership of the leading cultural institutions located near Grand Army Plaza in central Brooklyn. Founded in 2001 by Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Brooklyn Children’s Museum, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Public Library, Prospect Park Alliance, and Prospect Park Zoo, this partnership is dedicated to promoting its unique cultural campus as a “must-see” destination to a diverse audience in Brooklyn and beyond. Heart of Brooklyn encourages tourism and learning by making its world-class collections and historic treasures more visible and accessible. As an integral part of Brooklyn’s renaissance, Heart of Brooklyn is committed to strengthening the future of its neighborhoods. (HOB’s Mission statement)