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The Impact of Globalization on the Cultural Sector

May 27, 2007

Adrian EllisThe lecture by Adrian Ellis titled "The Impact of Globalization on the Cultural Sector" is Free and open to public with a reception to follow. Adrian Ellis, one of today's foremost thinkers on cultural management, will be speaking about the impact of globalization on non-profit cultural institutions in the United States and Europe. Globalization is a short-hand expression for the effects of the accelerated and increased global circulation of capital, goods, services, people and ideas that has resulted from technological advances and diminished regulation. It is having a profound impact on the social, economic and cultural fabric of nations throughout the world. It is hardly surprising therefore that it is also affecting the cultural sector. In his lecture Ellis will also explore the need to address new audiences in new ways; the growth in strategic international partnerships; the growth in the volume and sophistication of restitution claims and the questioning of the legitimacy of such concepts as the 'encyclopedic' museum. The lecture is presented in partnership with The LeBow College of Business and the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts and Design on Tuesday, May 22 at 6 PM in Bossone Auditorium.

Ellis is the founder, owner and managing partner of AEA Consulting, a firm that specializes in strategic operations and facilities planning for the cultural sector, he has worked with highly regarded institutions such as the British Council, The Ford Foundation, J. Paul Getty Trust, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, The Frick Collection, Jazz at Lincoln Center, National Gallery - London, and many others.

Event Facts:

  • Who: Adrian Ellis
  • What: "The Impact of Globalization on the Cultural Sector"
  • When: Tuesday, May 22, at 6 PM
  • Where: Bossone Auditorium, 3128 Market St., Drexel University
  • Cost: Free, A Reception Will Follow the Lecture
  • More Information: 215-895-6400 or visit