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Judy Gradwohl

Judy Gradwohl is the president and CEO of the San Diego Natural History Museum.

Recent Posts by Judy Gradwohl

Why We’re Staying Closed

Category: Center for the Future Of Museums Blog
Many museums are struggling with when, and whether, to open, reclose, and reopen. These enormously difficult decisions may determine whether the organization survives the current crisis. …

Doing More with More: Investing in Earned Income

Category: Center for the Future Of Museums Blog
As the saying goes, “it takes money to make money.” Often museums feel they can’t risk their slim financial margin on speculative ventures, but not taking such risks comes with a cost as …

Nothing Ventured…:The San Diego Natural History Museum’s internal venture fund is encouraging experimentation and growth.

Category: Museum Magazine
This article originally appeared in the May/June 2019 issue of Museum magazine, a benefit of AAM membership. Museums subsisting on tight budgets often don’t prioritize taking risks and …

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