See Through the Museum: What It Takes to Turn an Institution Inside Out

  • Monday, October 22, 2018
  • 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
  • Pavilion E

Presenter(s): 

Gretchen Baker, Vice President of Exhibitions, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
Eldon Tam, Project Director, Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture
Kate Fernandez, Director of Interpretation, Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture
Aisling Farrell, Collections Manager, Rancho La Brea, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles

Moderator: 

Julie K. Stein,Executive Director, Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture

Track: 

  • Business, Visitor Experience
Both the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County and the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture have provided visitors unprecedented transparency and access to the activities and collections of a working research museum. This session will delve into the process of turning a museum inside out—the vision, persistence, and risks required, lessons learned, and how our museums are preparing for radical change that will affect nearly every aspect of our work.