Museums attract millions of visitors each year and employ thousands. Yet modern museum practice is relatively new. Museum Life, hosted by Carol Bossert, charts the growth and development of this emerging cultural business. Museum Life showcases leaders in the field who provide perspective on current issue as well as creative thinkers who are impacting the future of museums. Join the conversation every Friday at 10 AM Eastern Time/7 AM Pacific Time on the Voice America Variety Channel.
Carol Bossert loves the promise and potential of museums. She has spent her career working in and for these important cultural organizations that include traditional collection-based institutions as well as science centers, national parks, children’s museums and visitor centers. Since establishing her own museum consulting practice in 1998, Carol has worked with more than forty cultural institutions to help them develop exhibitions, programs and activities that engage audiences and transform communities. Her client list includes the Smithsonian Institution, National Park Service, Great Lakes Science Center, International Spy Museum, North Carolina Museum of Natural History, and international clients in China, Mexico and Saudi Arabia.
Carol is a planner, facilitator, writer and teacher. She holds a doctoral degree in biology and a Bachelors of Arts degree in Zoology from DePauw University. She is a graduate of the J. Paul Getty Museum Management Institute and has served professional organizations such as the American Alliance of Museums, Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections, Visitor Studies Association and Museum Education Roundtable. She was a contributor to A Life in Museums: Managing Your Museum Careers, published in 2012 by the American Alliance of Museums. She is also a member of The Museum Group, an organization of senior professionals in museum practice.