Robert Stein

Robert Stein is a museum leader, technology expert, and strategist with deep experience in the museum field heading up innovative projects and diverse teams. In April 2016, Rob joined the American Alliance of Museums as the Executive Vice President and Chief Program Officer to lead the organization’s programming efforts in service to both national and global audiences. In that role, Stein is responsible for key strategic initiatives including the expansion of the Alliance’s role as a thought leader, content provider, and global catalyst for excellence in the field of museums. Rob is a sought-after author, speaker, and consultant, focusing on the impact museums can have in their communities, how technology efforts can change the dynamic of museum innovation, and how metrics and measurement can encourage excellence for the practice of museums. ¬ Stein is active in service to the museum field having held positions as a board member of the Museum Computer Network, a member of the International Program Committee of Museums and the Web, and as a National Advisor to the Education Committee of AAM. He is currently a Senior Advisor to the National Center for Arts Research at Southern Methodist University.

Recent Posts by Robert Stein

The World Doesn’t Need Another Website

Alliance Blog
And so begins perhaps the world’s worst headline for launching a website. But let’s get real, the last thing this world needs is just another website. Recent data shows that the Internet is …

Museums as Economic Engines: Infographics Released!

Research and Reports
While the Museums as Economic Engines – Full Report gives you all the detail you’ll need to understand the facts of museums’ economic contributions, sometimes you’ll …

Museums and Public Opinion

Research and Reports
The news for museums is excellent. National public opinion polling shows that Americans overwhelmingly appreciate and recognize the work of museums as educational and economic assets to …

Museum Board Leadership 2017

Research and Reports
Good governance is essential to the work of museum trustees and directors, providing the very foundation for the museum’s success. Together the board and the director set the direction of …

Museums as Economic Engines

Research and Reports
Museums play an essential role in cultural and social life across the US. They tell our stories, preserve our heritage, interpret the past, and explore the future. In this way, museums …

Museums and Digital Strategy Today

Alliance Blog
Over the past decade, museums around the world have been adapting to the fast-pace of technical change and have debated a variety of approaches to digital strategy and whether to integrate …