Museum Leadership for the 21st Century, Part 1

  • Monday, October 6th


Gail Anderson, President, Gail Anderson & Associates
W. Richard West, Jr. President and CEO, Autry National Center of the American West
Ron Chew, Founder and Past Executive Director, Wing Luke Asian Museum
Lisa Sasaki, Director, Audience & Civic Engagement Center, Oakland Museum of California
Cat Bradley, Graduate Student, Library Fellow, Business Owner, University of Oregon
Randy Roberts, Assistant Director, Shrem Museum of Art, University of California, Davis


Steven Olsen, Senior Curator, LDS Church History Department


  • Leadership/Careerpath

Effective leadership determines a museum’s long-term success as much as any other factor, yet its distinctive features are often misunderstood. This double session examines the complex and protean nature of leadership from a variety of institutional, personal, and cultural perspectives. Part 1 considers the diverse experiences of seasoned leaders; Part 2 imagines the future of museum leadership. This lively, interactive session is for trustees, directors, and all who want to be better informed about museum leadership today.