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

Co-Creating with Communities

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 […]

2017-01-20T18:32:47-05:000 Comments

TMG Welcomes Three New Members!

(from left to right: Barbara Henry, Margaret Kadoyama, and Beverly Sheppard)

TMG is pleased to welcome three new members!

Barbara Henry
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 […]

2017-01-20T18:33:23-05:000 Comments

The Art of Museum Exhibits

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 […]

2017-01-20T18:34:56-05:000 Comments

Money Talks

Laura B. Roberts and Stacy Klingler are presenting a webinar for AASLH on February 5, 2015 at 2 p.m.: Money Talks: How to discussion financial information with your board.

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 […]

2017-01-20T18:35:15-05:000 Comments

Museums R+D

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.  […]

2017-01-20T18:36:08-05:000 Comments

In Collaboration with Bill T. Jones

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 […]

2017-01-20T18:36:14-05:000 Comments
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