October 18, 2013
Hosted by Carol Bossert
Museums are dynamic and constantly changing to remain vital and relevant to their community – responding to a rapidly changing world in a myriad of fascinating ways. What trends are we seeing in museums around the world? How are museums changing yet remaining centers for lifelong learning, creativity, and enjoyment? The week’s program of The Museum Life examines these questions with Myriam Springuel, international museum consultant who develops professional training programs for museums, and specializes in governance and interpretive planning – the core work of board and staff as they shape a museum’s place in its community and the quality of the visitors’ experience. She has just returned from Rio and the International Council of Museums conference. She will discuss trends in the museum field that emerged among some of the most inventive museum thinkers from around the world.
The Museum Life
Friday at 7 AM Pacific Time on VoiceAmerica Variety Channel
Museums attract millions of visitors and employ thousands. The Museum Life, hosted by Carol Bossert, charts the growth and development of this 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. The Museum Life is broadcast live every Friday at 7 AM Pacific Time on the VoiceAmerica Variety Channel.
Carol Bossert loves museums. She has spent her career working in and for these important cultural organizations that include traditional collection-based museums, science centers, national parks and visitor centers.
In addition to hosting Museum Life, Carol Bossert maintains an active consulting practice to help cultural institutions, government agencies and corporations engage with their communities through exhibitions and place-based experiences. Her clients include 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. Learn more at http://carolbossertservices.com/.
Carol Bossert holds a doctoral degree in biology from the University of Texas-Dallas 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 and National Science Foundation. She is also a member of The Museum Group, an organization of senior professionals in museum practice and Praxis Museum Exhibit Group.
She blogs about museum and civic issues http://carolbossertservices.com/blog/.