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 […]
David W. Ellis spent Oct. 14-20 in Valparaiso and Santiago, Chile where he conducted workshops and gave a general talk on a proposed Antarctica wing, and proposed satellite museum on Greenwich Island in Antarctica, for the Chilean National Maritime Museum and worked with staff at the MIM museum.
The Chandler Center for the Arts and Vision Gallery in Chandler, Arizona recently created the Barbara Meyerson Outstanding Youth Award. The award, named after TMG member Barbara Meyerson, recognizes a youth who has gone above and beyond what was expected in providing service and leadership for the Chandler Center for the […]
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 http://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2245/museum-life
Marsha Semmel has been appointed Adviser for the Bank Street College of Education’s graduate program in Leadership in Museum Education. The two-year program prepares museum educators for leadership roles in museums and related cultural institutions across the United States. One year is focused on museum education theories and practice. One year is focused on […]
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 […]
On Friday, September 11, Carol Bossert interviewed fellow TMGer Leslie Bedford on her weekly podcast “The Museum Life.” Bedford shared her thoughts and experiences after attending the Reimagining the Museum-Conference of the Americas held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, September 2-4, 2015. The conference, co-sponsored by Teoría y Práctica de las Artes […]
Elaine Heumann Gurian will begin a one-month fellowship at the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum Research Center in September 2015. The museum invites a distinguished individual in museum studies for one month each year to explore museum issues and practices. The goal of the program is to provide opportunities to the professional museum […]
Christine Lockett, working together with Alusiv Inc., wrote the interpretive plan and most of the exhibit text for Beneath the Surface, an exhibition at the Penn Museum. Spectacular finds at the Precolumbian cemetery of Sitio Conte in central Panama shed light on a mysterious and complex society that thrived there more than 1,000 […]
Barbara Henry was the featured speaker for the public lecture, Museums Co-Creating with Communities, at MALBA, The Latin American Art Museum of Buenos Aires on May 16. The lecture was targeted to museum professionals from diverse institutions in Buenos Aires. Barbara also conducted a series of workshops, entitled Education Department: Becoming a […]
Marsha Semmel will be a faculty member for a 3-part Webcast Series, “Perspectives on Museum Leadership at All Levels,” presented by the American Alliance of Museums and supported by The Getty Foundation. The webcasts will occur from 2-3:30 p.m. on May 6, 13, and 20, 2015 and cover “21st Century Skills and […]
(from left to right: Barbara Henry, Margaret Kadoyama, and Beverly Sheppard)
TMG is pleased to welcome three new members!
Barbara Henry is principal of Barbara Henry & Associates, a consulting practice devoted to transforming museums through dynamic public engagement. Before BH&A, Barbara held executive positions as Lab Center Director and Chief Curator of Education at the Oakland […]
The Informal Learning Review is a bimonthly publication that contains original articles on various aspects of the museum world – programming, exhibitions, planning, how to approach controversies and/or current events, trends, unique accomplishments, etc. With subscribers on five continents, it has a worldwide reach. […]
During her time as a Getty Scholar Leslie Bedford has continued to talk with museum professionals about exhibition as art form: on February 25 she addressed the Getty’s education department, on March 3 the Autrey Museum and on March 11 the Balboa Park Learning Institute.
Myriam Springuel recently taught a week-long museum education and interpretation course for mid-level professionals for the Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority. The program included formal lectures, workshops and the development of education projects to put the learning into practice
Leslie Bedford spoke to a group of students, faculty and area museum professionals on February 5 at the JFK Museum Studies Program in Berkeley. The subject was her recent book, The Art of Museums Exhibitions.
In celebration of its fortieth year, JFK Museum Studies invited back its many alumnae and faculty including former […]
Robert “Mac” West is participating in a workshop from January 12-14 in Ilulissat, Greenland. The element he is involved in is to plan a visitor center for the Icefjord, are area at the base of a massive, rapidly-moving glacier, that calves off numerous huge icebergs every year. It is the focus of a UNESCO […]
People say that money talks. Too often, however, people don’t want to talk about money. Board members and directors often shy away from talking […]
Susie Wilkening, Senior Consultant at Reach Advisors, announced the launching of Reach Advisors | Museums R+D. This new initiative is a membership program consisting of museums that have pooled resources in order to field national research and development to understand the impact they are capable of having on visitors, communities, and society. […]
Vince Beggs has directed and produced a documentary film featuring Macarthur Award and two time Tony Award winning dancer and choreographer Bill T. Jones. Beggs’ film, “In Collaboration with Bill T. Jones, Reading Mercy and the Artificial Nigger”, was accepted this year as an official entry in the Capital City Black Film […]