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 […]

2020-08-18T12:38:59-04:00Comments Off on Anne Bergeron Named Interim Director

DATA STORIES: Covid Audience Research

During Spring 2020, Susie Wilkening ran qualitative panels to assess audience attitudes towards museums during the pandemic. Research included virtual content, feeling safe at a reopened museum, and financial challenges. PDFs of the Data Story Infographics are available here.

2020-07-13T15:43:03-04:00Comments Off on DATA STORIES: Covid Audience Research

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 […]

2019-09-09T09:53:54-04:00Comments Off on Amparo Leyman Pino to Deliver Keynote at Tanween

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 […]
2019-03-13T08:21:12-04:00Comments Off on Exhibition Strategies Interview

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 […]

2019-01-24T15:50:54-05:00Comments Off on Montgomery Reflections, Part 1

Interim Director Spotlight

David Ellis has been named Interim Executive Director of the Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield, MA, upon the retirement of their Director, Van Shields, and as the museum undertakes a national search for a successor. About his new assignment, David says:

I look forward to working with the Berkshire Museum at a difficult time and […]

2019-01-06T17:04:34-05:00Comments Off on Interim Director Spotlight

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 […]
2018-05-01T21:06:40-04:00Comments Off on Get the Facts: Download Museums & Public Opinion 2017
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