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Museum Leadership Conference 2013

February 1, 2013 —  

Museum Leadership Conference 2013

March 15 8:30-3:30 at the URBN Center Annex, 3401 Filbert Street

Drexel University of Philadelphia will host a one-day conference on museum leadership on Friday, March 15. The conference will address key issues facing directors and trustees in building, managing and sustaining museums in the 21st century. Three leaders of national and local institutions will present keynote speeches:

  • Ford Bell, President and CEO of the American Alliance of Museums, will speak about Museum Governance
  • Camille Akeju, director of the Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum in Washington, DC, will address Museums of Ethnic Identity
  • Dr. Julian Siggers, director of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, will speak on Museums and Financial Sustainability.

Other participants in the conference include Dr. Brent Glass, director emeritus of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History; Gail Harrity, President and Chief Operating Officer of the Philadelphia Museum of Art; Dr. Anne-Imelda Radice, director of the American Folk Art Museum in New York and former director of the Institute of Museum and Library Services; and George Gephart, President and CEO of the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia. Members of Drexel University’s faculty will also contribute to the conference.

Registration is free, but space is limited, so register now. Free registration includes breakfast and lunch. Post-conference visits to three area museums will be available for an extra charge.
Registration begins 02/12/2013; click here to register.

Click here for conference program.

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