Rachel Perera Weingeist
Rachel is a sought-after advisor to foundations, museums, private collectors, residencies, artists, and estates. Her expertise is grounded in strategic issues relating to fundraising, technology implementation, program development, acquisitions, collections management, estate planning, valuation, and deaccessioning of private and public art collections. Throughout her career, Rachel has specialized in building international strategic alliances and partnerships with the goal of successfully connecting innovative funding sources to new and existing programs, across the cultural space. As a curator with 30+ exhibitions, collections advisor, and program director with a focus on contemporary Afro-Cuban and contemporary Tibetan art, Rachel has over two decades of experience in the cultural sphere and arts administration. She has published seminal texts and developed innovative programs and new markets that celebrate diversity spanning cultures, genres, and disciplines, focusing on projects and exhibitions from sacred and isolated places. Among many initiatives, Rachel recently co-founded Virtual Culture, an educational platform launched to enrich the lives of pandemic impacted New York City public school students. She is a member of the Harvard Cuban Studies Advisory Board. Rachel is also a key digital and strategic advisor to the Universal Hip Hop Museum. Much of Rachel’s work across artistic alliances has been celebrated and featured in public media and has received support from both public and private funders. She is thrilled to be a part of the launch of the Hip Hop Education Center, helping to bring innovative technology to Hip Hop Education to benefit the wide array of communities that The Center serves culturally.