Beyond Opening Day: Thriving in the Sophomore Year
Organizational Planning and Evaluation
The Conference Center  Tuesday, May 20  8:45-10 a.m.     LL3 
What are key components of successful opening years? How does an organization successfully make the shift from opening to ongoing operations? What are key success factors and things to avoid? Join us to learn from three museums who opened recently and hear their lessons learned and tips for success.

Session Format :    Idea Forum

Learner Outcomes

Sarah George - Natural History Museum of Utah - University of Utah

Sarah George is Executive Director of the Utah Museum of Natural History. As scientist with museum experience she capably led staff and board through times of significant challenges, growth and change. One of her outstanding accomplishments was opening the $103 million new home for the Museum, the Rio Tinto Center, in 2011. The new Museum has since won l awards for design, construction materials, safety, exhibitions, media and public art.

Steve Hinkley -

Jill Wagar - Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art