Laura B. Roberts 2016-10-17T13:36:47+00:00

Laura B. Roberts, principal of Roberts Consulting, believes that cultural nonprofit organizations are among a community’s most valuable assets. She helps them create compelling and exciting strategic plans and develop their potential as strong organizations capable of implementing those plans. Her goal is to help organizations, regardless of their size, be valued public assets, relevant to their communities’ needs and challenges. Her recent projects include:

  • Guiding strategic planning for the RISD Museum, Walters Art Museum, New London County Historical Society, Frist Center for the Visual Arts, and Cyrus Dallin Art Museum, among others
  • Researching best practices in management of historic houses owned by state agencies for the Connecticut Humanities Council and Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism
  • Assist with the conceptualization and planning of new ventures: the Museum of Durham (NC) History (opened History Hub October 2013), Gannett House Project (Augusta ME) and Morris Lowcountry Heritage Trust
  • Assessing the governance, policies and operations of the Everson Museum of Art (Syracuse NY), New Haven Museum, Boston Landmarks Orchestra and Historic Macon (GA)
  • Helping the New England Aquarium and International Tennis Hall of Fame and Museum successfully prepare for re-accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums
  • Advising executive search committees at the Charles River Museum of Industry, Waterworks Museum and American Clock & Watch Museum
  • Facilitating meetings and retreats for Garrison (NY) Art Center, New England Ocean Science Education Collaborative, Landmark Society of Western New York, Museum Association of New York, and URI Inner Space Center, among others

Laura teaches and advises students in the graduate Leadership in Museum Education program at Bank Street College and Harvard University’s museum studies graduate program. Previously, she was an adjunct instructor at Tufts University, Boston University School of Management and Lesley University School of Management. For six years, she was executive director of the New England Museum Association, and for 14 years she was an educator in history museums. She is also the former executive director of the Boston Center for Adult Education. Laura currently serves as the chair of the Tufts University Art Gallery Advisory Board and on the boards of Cambridge’s Central Square Theater and the Mary Baker Eddy Library.

Laura B. Roberts
Roberts Consulting
1715 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
617 492-5048 phone
617 500-4608 fax
617 640-0015 mobile

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