In the summer of 2012, the authors of this study brought together a group of campus art museum directors and outside experts to 'think out loud' about the changes already occurring at campus museums and where new opportunities and roles may be emerging. We hope the resulting paper, downloadable below, will further the field's larger, continuing exploration of its roles and potentials through dialogue, research, and experimentation—an exploration that contributes to the continued healthy evolution of campus art museum practice. The authors welcome your feedback collectively at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Participants in the Conversation
Andrea Barnwell Brownlee
Director, Spelman College Museum of Fine Art
Lori E. Gross
Associate Provost for Arts and Culture, Harvard University
Saralyn Reece Hardy
Director, Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas
Vice President & Special Assistant to the President, Emerson College
Former Vice President, Teagle Foundation
Director, Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago
Founder, CityMystery LLC
Director, Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art, University of Florida
Director and Curator, Smith College Museum of Art
Head of Mobile Strategy and Initiatives, Smithsonian Institution;
Manager of MuseumMobile.info;
Digital Editor of Curator: The Museum Journal
Director, Seattle Museum of Art
Former Director, Nasher Museum of Art, Duke University
Thomas K. Seligman
Former Director, Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University
Assistant Professor, Arts Management Program, American University
Director, Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington
Tom Shapiro founded Cultural Strategy Partners to provide museums and other cultural organizations with growth strategies and strategic plans, business model and revenue opportunity assessment, and performance metrics. He can be reached at TShapiro@CulturalStrategyPartners.com.
Peter Linett is chairman of Slover Linett Strategies, a social research firm for cultural and educational organizations. He is an associate editor for theory and practice at Curator: The Museum Journal and an associate of the Cultural Policy Center at the University of Chicago. He can be reached at email@example.com.
Betty Farrell is the Executive Director of the Cultural Policy Center, a research center focusing on the arts and cultural sector, at the University of Chicago. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Will Anderson is the Assistant Director of the Cultural Policy Center at the University of Chicago. He can be reached at email@example.com.
Email the authors collectively at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Center for the Future of Museums is running a series of blog posts in response to the study: