Taking a Stand: Industry Responses to the New Political Climate

  • Thursday, September 21
  • 11:00 am - 12:15 pm
  • Lacombe Room


Micah Parzen, Chief Executive Officer, San Diego Museum of Man
James Pepper Henry, Executive Director, Gilcrease Museum
Gail Ravnitzky Silberglied, Vice President, Government Relations and Communications, American Alliance of Museums
Jay Xu, Director and Chief Executive Officer, Asian Art Museum


Marsha Semmel, Principal, Marsha Semmel Consulting


  • Community Engagement, Leadership/Careerpath
The United States of America's 2016 Presidential election rocked the worlds of museum professionals far and wide. This panel will explore how, and why, three very different museums and the American Alliance of Museums responded to their constituencies following the election. The panel will also discuss the reaction to those responses and examine the critically important work of museums going forward. #trendingtopic