From Construction Site to Museum: Managing the Opening Process


Solutions to the challenges of museum building projects, such as determining an opening date, managing staff and board expectations, establishing and managing priorities, and funding. Other topics include getting off on the right foot, dealing with uncertainty, handling delays and cost overruns, and opening with grace.
American Association of Museums Annual Meeting 2009
Session panel included:
  • Judy Gradwohl, Associate Director for Public Programs, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institition, Washington, DC
  • Elaine Heumann Gurian, Sr. Museum Consultant, Arlington, VA
  • James Volkert, Exhibition Associate, Exhibition Associates, Conway, AR
  • Dana Allen-Greil, Project Manager, New Media, National Museum of American History, Washington, DC
  • Susan Leidy, Deputy Director, Currier Museum of Art, Manchester, NH
Endorsed by:
AAM Museum Management Committee
AAM National Association for Museum Exhibition (NAME)
AAM Public Relations and Marketing Committee
AAM Development and Membership Committee
AAM Museum Association Security Committee

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