Nathaniel Prottas

Visiting Professor

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Nathaniel Prottas is a museum educator and theorists who has worked in the field for over 15 years. Since 2017 he has been the Director of Education and Visitor Services at the Wien Museum, Austria. Prior to his move to Vienna, he served as Director of Education at the Museum of Biblical Art in New York City and held the Samuel H. Kress Interpretive Fellowship at the Frick Collection. He is the Associate Editor of the Journal of Museum Education and has taught courses on museum education at Hunter College (New York), The Technical University of Dortmund, The University of Vienna, and Masaryk Universität (Brno). His publications have appeared in The Journal of Museum Education, the Journal of Aesthetic Education, The Journal of the Philosophy of Photography, and various edited volumes.

Past fellowships and positions

Education Specialist, Vermittlung, Bildung und Besucher*innenservice, Wien Museum, American Council of Learned Scholar/Mellon Foundation Public Humanities Fellow. 2015-2017
Director, Education Department, Museum of Biblical Art, New York. 
Samuel H. Kress Interpretive Fellow, The Frick Collection, New York.
Slifka Foundation Interdisciplinary Fellow, Metropolitan Museum of Art.


PhD Art History, University of Pennsylvania, 2014
MA Cinema Studies, University of Pennsylvania, 2009
MA Art History, University College, London, 2004
BA Art History, University of Chicago, 2003