Anne Bergeron Named Interim Director

Anne Bergeron was recently named the interim deputy director of the Institute and Museum of California Art at University of California, Irvine. She joins inaugural museum director Kim Kanatani in guiding the development of a new art museum and research institute for the benefit of the campus and regional community. The museum […]

2020-08-18T12:38:59-04:000 Comments

Amparo Leyman Pino to Deliver Keynote at Tanween

In mid-October, Amparo Leyman Pino will be one of the keynote speakers of Tanween at the King Abdul Aziz Centre for World Culture (Ithra), in Saudi Arabia. Tanween is Ithra’s annual Creativity Season. It is an event filled with inspirational talks, seminars, workshops, exhibitions, installations and activities for all ages, covering science, art and innovation.

Tanween […]

2019-09-09T09:53:54-04:000 Comments

Exhibition Strategies Interview

Darcie Fohrman was interviewed by Emily Saich, Monterey Bay Aquarium Senior Manager of Exhibition Projects, for her Exhibition Strategies class at John Hopkins University, Master of Arts in Museum Studies.
This course introduces the diverse strategies and approaches used in exhibition planning, development and implementation. It asks students to think critically about exhibitions […]
2019-03-13T08:21:12-04:000 Comments

Montgomery Reflections, Part 1


Now. This year.
Don’t put it off. Don’t put it on a list.
Make your plans. Find a way.

Sixteen members of The Museum Group chose to go to Montgomery for our winter meeting, so we could experience the new Legacy Museum and National Memorial for Peace & Justice together.

Visiting and thinking deeply about museums is […]

2019-01-24T15:50:54-05:000 Comments

Get the Facts: Download Museums & Public Opinion 2017

Museums & Public Opinion 2017 examines the responses of more than 2,000 Americans to the following four questions:

  • Are museums educational for children and adults in their communities?
  • Do you think that museums contribute to their community’s economy?
  • If an elected official took legislative action to support museums in your community, how […]
2018-05-01T21:06:40-04:000 Comments

Gurian to Sit on Architectural Panel for New Museum in Ukraine

In February, Elaine Heumann Gurian will sit on the Jury Colloquium to judge the winners of the Design Competition for the National Memorial for the Heavenly Hundred Heroes and Revolution of Dignity Museum in Kyiv, Ukraine. She received a Fulbright to work with this museum, which will display documentation of the revolution, […]

2018-01-17T14:07:18-05:000 Comments

Assessing Museum Impact Initiative

David Ellis and Laura Roberts, along with colleagues John Jacobsen and George Hein, are the project team for Assessing Museum Impact (AMI), a year-long initiative with the New England Museum Association. They are working with eight museums in eastern New England to sharpen their thinking about goals and intended impacts, identify metrics that might demonstrate […]

2017-12-11T18:31:15-05:000 Comments

Beth Tuttle Selected as next President and CEO of the American Horticultural Society

After an extensive national search, the American Horticultural Society (AHS) announced the selection of Beth Tuttle as its next President and CEO. Tuttle, who officially joined the AHS on October 30, brings to the role more than 25 years of experience as a nonprofit leader, organizational consultant, and brand strategist.

“Beth has exceptional leadership experience from […]

2017-12-11T18:14:28-05:000 Comments

TMG Achieves 501(c)(3) Status

The Internal Revenue Service has made it official. After 20 years serving the field as a nonprofit organization, The Museum Group applied for and received 501(c/)(3) status as a tax-exempt organization.

The formal recognition of TMG as tax-exempt reflects TMG’s ongoing role as a collective resource for the advancement of the museum field and its commitment […]

2017-10-10T20:15:07-04:000 Comments

Getting Started with Working Across Generations

Join Marsha Semmel for a Professional Development Live Webinar on Wednesday September 27 from 2-3:30 pm Eastern time.

“Getting Started with Working Across Generations”
Greg Stevens, Director AAM Professional Development; Elizabeth Isele, founder and CEO, GIEE (Global Institute for Experienced Entrepreneurship), SavvySeniorsWork and; Samuel Moore, online communications coordinator, Missouri History Museum, St. Louis; and Semmel.

This […]

2017-09-12T12:56:28-04:000 Comments

Vincent Beggs On Augmented Reality

For the last 3+ years, Vincent Beggs has been doing business development for a “new media” start up, Magnopus,  in downtown LA. Magnopus is a Visual Effects, Dome Film, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Mixed Reality content developer and producer. As a result of their relationship with Beggs, they have created work for the […]

2017-08-07T22:37:17-04:000 Comments

TMG Welcomes Two New Members

The Museum Group is thrilled that two experienced, dynamic professionals are joining us this year.

Janeen Bryant of Charlotte NC is a community engagement advocate and catalyst for building organizational capacity. Formerly vice president of education at the Levine Museum of the New South, she developed and implemented a community focused Listening Sessions model used in […]

2017-04-26T13:49:22-04:000 Comments

¡NUEVOlution! Receives Top Honors

Congrats to the Levine Museum of the New South and lead exhibition developer Darcie Fohrman (in collaboration with the in-house team and consultants from Morris Design, Melloweb Productions, AC&M, and Brad Larson Media)! The Southeastern Museum Conference named their ¡NUEVOlution: Latinos and the New South! exhibition as the winner of three awards in […]

2017-01-20T18:02:05-05:000 Comments

Outstanding Achievement in Exhibition–Science

Christine Lockett was honored to be part of the team with Reich + Petch Design International and The Design Foundation recognized for Outstanding Achievement in Exhibits–Science by the Canadian Museums Association for the Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum in Grande Prairie, Alberta. Christine created the interpretive plan and edited or wrote the […]

2017-01-20T18:21:12-05:000 Comments

TMG Welcomes Four New Members

The Museum Group welcomes four new members! We are thrilled to have these talented professionals joining our ranks.

(pictured left to right)

Salvador Acevedo is vice president of strategy at Scansion, where he focuses on museums and communities, helping them develop strategies for truly intercultural futures. Prior to joining Scansion, Salvador founded and led Contemporanea, where […]

2017-01-20T18:21:43-05:000 Comments

Barbara Henry at the Museo Popol Vuh

Barbara Henry will be advising staff at the Museo Popol Vuh, Guatemala City, on undergoing a museum transformation (May 17 – 20). She will deliver a talk on “21st Century Museum Practices” on May 23rd as part of a weeklong museum studies public program organized by the museum with the Universidad Francisco Marroquin and […]

2017-01-20T18:22:59-05:000 Comments

Gathering For Transformation and Justice


at the AAM Annual Meeting


12:00 pm:
Talking Race: The Power, Influence, and Responsibility of Museum Professionals
Led by Janeen Bryant, Leadership for Educational Equity, and Lisa Junkin Lopez, Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace

1:30 pm
Constructing Spaces for Honest Conversations About Race
Led […]

2017-01-20T18:28:09-05:000 Comments

International Assignments

Elaine Heumann Gurian has two Spring 2016 international assignments. She will serve as the external reviewer at a two-day staff and scholar workshop to draft content to replace the permanent exhibition at The Jewish Museum, Berlin, which has been in place for 15 years. She has also been chosen to be on the faculty of […]

2017-01-20T18:29:15-05:000 Comments

¡NUEVOlution! Sparking National Conversation

Exhibit developer Darcie Fohrman partnered with Latino filmmaker Rodrigo Dorfman and the Levine Museum of the New South, in collaboration with the Atlanta History Center and Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, to create ¡NUEVOlution!. This 3500 square foot, bilingual, interactive exhibit explores the way Latinos are shaping the South and the South is shaping Latinos and serves […]

2017-01-20T18:28:53-05:000 Comments

Henry Appointed Interim Director of diRosa

Barbara Henry has been appointed Interim director of Education and Public Engagement at diRosa Art.  di Rosa is noted for its significant collection of Northern California contemporary art located on 217 acres in the Napa Valley. Barbara is working with staff in enhancing the visitor experience and pursuing a renewed commitment to deepening public […]

2017-01-20T18:29:32-05:000 Comments

The Museum Life 2-Year Anniversary

Carol Bossert is celebrating two years hosting The Museum Life, a weekly radio program hosted by VoiceAmerica Radio. Museum Life showcases leaders in the museum field who provide perspective on current issues as well as creative thinkers who are impacting the future of museums. All shows are available as podcasts.  Download at

2017-01-20T18:30:24-05:000 Comments

Leadership in History Awards

Jean Svadlenak received two Leadership in History Awards from AASLH. AASLH bestows Leadership in History Awards to establish and encourage standards of excellence in the collection, preservation, and interpretation of state and local history in order to make the past more meaningful to all Americans. By publicly recognizing superior and innovative […]

2017-01-20T18:30:46-05:000 Comments
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