Jeff Tancil

Jeff Tancil is a Brooklyn-based web designer and developer with over 12 years experience in creating interactive media. The former director of web development at the Lower East Side Tenement Museum, Tancil now runs TancilTown Media, a small interactive consultancy that specializes in creating attractive, content-rich websites for nonprofits, small businesses and cultural organizations. His clients have included the Museum of Modern Art, The Pew Charitable Trusts, Baby Buggy, Children’s Center for Technology, Columbia University, the National Museum of the American Indian, and the Synergos Institute. Tancil served as a Center heritage panelist in 2012 and a management panelist in 2010.


One of the most well preserved Underground Railroad sites east of the Ohio River, this National Historic Landmark will receive important repairs that will result in increased public access to the site.

Grants & Grantees

Mural Arts explored South Philadelphia’s immigrant history through interactive public art projects that included photography, installations, poetry, and dance.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Ashon Crawley is an Assistant Professor of African American Studies in the Ethnic Studies Department at the University of California, Riverside.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Ronnie McGhee has over 30 years of professional practice in architecture, including 15 years as partner-in-charge and owner of R. McGhee & Associates, a Washington D.C. architectural firm.

A contemporary restaging plan will be developed to showcase the Philadelphia City Planning Commission’s 1947 Better Philadelphia Exhibition—a pivotal historic project that helped define the future of urban redevelopment.

Letting Go? investigates path-breaking public history practices at a time when the traditional expertise of museums and historical institutions is challenged by evolving trends in technology, programming, oral histories, and contemporary art.

These catalogues provide insights from a variety of artists and scholars and delve into the projects’ artistic and community engagement processes.

Coming up in May, take part in multidisciplinary Center-funded installations and participatory events that consider representations of Philadelphia through monumental public art, a community’s and artist’s response to the loss of a school, and the intersections of historical and theatrical storytelling.

The Wagner Free Institute of Science is is a natural history museum dedicated to providing free public education in science.

Grants & Grantees

New York-based artist Demetrius Oliver’s Print Center exhibition consisted of live-feed video projections that drew from telescopes aimed at the constellation Canis Major.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Eric Jacobsen, a conductor and cellist hailed by The New York Times as “an interpretive dynamo,” has built a reputation for engaging audiences with innovative and collaborative projects. In 2015, Jacobsen served as a Performance LOI panelist.

Eastern State Penitentiary will unveil the restored artworks in its Catholic chaplain’s office—the site of 23 murals painted in 1955 by inmate Lester Smith, who converted to Catholicism in prison.