1:30pm–2:45pm, Concurrent Sessions

Workplace culture matters. No it REALLY matters. Join leaders from two established and one start-up museum as they make the case. Panelists explore why the relationship between a museum's internal values and its external offerings is so important, how meaningful investments in a values-based culture lead to tangible results, and specific examples of initiatives that you might want to try or draw...
Data mining and management are essential implements in your fundraising toolbox that enable you to focus, refocus, and strategize. Most museums use a development database to track donations and other basic information, but what else can you add to develop a better understanding of the participation and passions of your constituents? How can you use this knowledge to increase giving and engagement...
Museums are experiential places. How do the spatial and architectural characteristics of an institution aid in engaging visitors on a deeper, more sensory level? This session explores how the thoughtful use of light, color, and space can help visitors achieve a heightened state of awareness—particularly in the exhibition galleries of a museum—and thus have a more meaningful and memorable...
Healthy senior staff/board relations are crucial to the long-term sustainability of a museum. A collaborative culture focused on strategic issues and mission leads to engaged board members who make a positive impact on the institution. This session examines the tension that often occurs between board members, directors, and museum staff when questions arise as to roles in governance versus...
This perennially popular session investigates current best practices and choices made in creating exhibitions. This year the focus is on San Jose's The Tech Museum of Innovation. The session will contrast two approaches to visitor experience: the Tech Awards Gallery (curator-centered, with texts and artifacts about innovation) and the Social Robots area (participant-centered, a facilitated...
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