Special Encore Presentation of Museums and Social Change

January 17, 2014
Hosted by Carol Bossert

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Episode Description

We are living in a time of great social change: how we gather information, learn, work and play have changed in radical ways. Where do museums fit in? Is it enough for museums to reflect these social changes or can museums lead society to a new way of valuing cultural institutions? Can museums continue to offer the same recipe for engagement of exhibitions, programs and social media or is there a new paradigm we might embrace? And aren’t these the same questions we’ve been asking ourselves over the past ten years? How does real change happen? Where does leadership come from? Randy Roberts has been examining these questions and others that are at the heart of our museum practice and will share her thoughts.

The Museum Life

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.

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Carol Bossert

Carol Bossert

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/.

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