October 9, 2015
Hosted by Carol Bossert
In honor of Museum Life’s two-year anniversary, host Carol Bossert will reflect on key themes that have emerged and share plans for the coming year. Carol Bossert is a museum professional with twenty-five years of experience working in and for educational and cultural organizations. Since forming Carol Bossert Services in 1988, she has worked with more than 40 organizations to plan and develop exhibitions, create science education programs and consult on best museum practices. Ms. Bossert holds a Ph.D. in molecular biology from the University of Texas-Dallas and began her museum career at The Newark Museum as department head and curator of the natural history collection. She is a speaker at museum conferences and writes about museum issues www.carolbossertservices.com. She is the host of a weekly radio program, The Museum Life, about trends and issues in the museum community.
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/.