Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania will host a one-day conference on museum leadership on Friday, March 15 from 8:30am-3:30pm at the URBN Center Annex at 3401 Filbert Street. The conference will focus on issues facing directors and trustees in building, managing and sustaining museums in the 21st century. The three keynote speakers are Ford Bell, President and CEO of the American Alliance of Museums who will speak on museum governance; Camille Akeju, director of the Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum who will address museums of ethnic idenity; and Dr. Julian Siggers, director of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology who will speak on museums and financial sustainability.
Other participants in the conference include Dr. Brent Glass, director emeritus of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History; Gail Harrity, President and Chief Operating Officer of the Philadelphia Museum of Art; Dr. Anne-Imelda Radice, director of the American Folk Art Museum in New York and former director of the Institute of Museum and Library Services; and George Gephart, President and CEO of the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia. Members of Drexel University’s faculty will also contribute to the conference.
Registration is free, but space is limited, so register now. Free registration includes breakfast and lunch. Post-conference visits to three area museums will be available for an extra charge.
Registration begins 02/12/2013; To register, please visit https://mkt.dcollege.net/drexel_ustores/web/product_detail.jsp?PRODUCTID=376