Small Museums: Big Changes
Forces of Change
The Conference Center  Monday, May 19  8:45-10 a.m.     LL3 
Does being small mean thinking small? This session will present four small museums’ successes with big challenges to guiding their institutions to a new level of achievement. Issues to be discussed include fundraising, visioning, board restructuring, expansions, innovative programs and exhibitions.

Small Museums

Session Format :    Flash

Learner Outcomes

James Burns - University of Arizona Museum of Art

James Burns is Director of the University of Arizona Museum of Art, and currently serves as Chair of CurCom and was a member of the task force that rewrote the CurCom Code of Ethics. He holds a Ph.D. in Educational Policy Studies and is a graduate of the Getty’s Museum Management Institute. He has worked in museums for 25 years. Burns is also a board member of the Western Museums Association, a peer reviewer for the Museum Assessment Program, and a reviewer for the American Alliance of Museums.

Susan Perry - Southeastern Museums Conference

Susan Perry is the Executive Director of the Southeastern Museums Conference. She has over twenty years of non-profit management and arts administration experience, including past experience as Grants Director for Alabama Humanities Foundation and Adult Programs Coordinator at the Mint Museum, Charlotte, N.C.

Shelley Ritter - Delta Blues Museum

Cheryl Thornhill - Museum of the Mississippi Delta