Museum Governance

March 28, 2014
Hosted by Carol Bossert

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For good or bad, museums often fly under the radar in terms of media coverage. But once in awhile a museum’s plight becomes front page news and sparks broad debate. Such has been the case for the Corcoran Gallery of Art and Detroit Institute of Art where issues and opinions seem to center on governance and the responsibilities of the volunteers who sit on museum boards. This week’s show will use these recent newsmakers as a jumping off point to talk about the issues of governance and boards with Maureen Robinson and Laura Roberts, two distinguished thought leaders in the field.

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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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