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2006 Museum Leadership Institute at the Getty Center, July 9-28, 2006

May 8, 2006

LOS ANGELES—Museum leaders from across the country and around the world will gather in Los Angeles for the 2006 Museum Leadership Institute (MLI), at the Getty Center, from July 9–28, 2006.  Now in its 28th year, MLI continues to be the leading professional development program for decision makers in the field. The intensive, highly competitive three-week course, which is held each July at the Getty Center, provides a strategic perspective to the problems and opportunities facing today's museums.  MLI’s outstanding body of alumni—over 900 museum professionals from the United States and more than 20 countries—is responsible for setting directions at museums across the globe.

This year, 31 participants, selected based on their senior managerial responsibilities and ability to influence policy and effect change at their institutions, will attend MLI to enhance their leadership.  They include professionals from a wide range of museums, including the Art Institute of Chicago, the Museo de Arte in San Juan, Puerto Rico; the Calgary Police Service Interpretative Centre in Canada; the East London Museum in South Africa; the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in the Republic of Panama; and the Denver Museum of Nature and Science.  At the Getty Center, participants will have access to the Getty’s art and scholarly environment as well as other resources and facilities that encourage research and exchange.

MLI coursework covers strategic thinking, finance, marketing, and organizational behavior. In today’s fast-changing world, MLI enables museum directors and executives to respond to new challenges in the global economy, addressing topics such as building public understanding, achieving financial stability, leading organizational change, and enhancing staff and board effectiveness.  Faculty members are drawn from the top ranks of educational institutions offering executive education, including Dartmouth, the University of Southern California, and the University of Virginia. Case studies and exercises selected for MLI combine current events and trends with academic theory and best practices.

MLI was established in 1979 and has been operated by the Getty since 1984.  It is the primary executive development opportunity of the Getty Leadership Institute (GLI), a program of the Getty Foundation, one of the largest supporters of the visual arts in the world.  In addition to MLI, the GLI also offers a portfolio of other professional development programs designed for administrators, curators, board members, and a variety of other museum-related roles.

Note: A complete list of faculty for the 2006 Museum Leadership Institute is available at

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List of Participants

Frederica R. Adelman
Director of Exhibits
Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service
Washington, DC

Kate Bonansinga
Stanlee and Gerald Rubin Center for the Visual Arts, University of Texas at El Paso
El Paso, TX

Bruce A. Boucher
Eloise W. Martin Curator, European Decorative Arts
Art Institute of Chicago
Chicago, IL

Matthew Braun
Executive Director
History Center in Tompkins County
Ithaca, NY

Peter W. Bro
Director of Facilities (Operations)
Museum of Flight
Seattle, WA

Jennifer Burch
Director of Development
Children's Museum of Indianapolis
Indianapolis, IN

Annie Carlano
Senior Curator, European and North American Collection
Museum of International Folk Art
Santa Fe, NM

Gerald T. Conaty
Senior Curator of Ethnology
Glenbow-Alberta Institute (Glenbow Museum)
Calgary, Alberta

Georgina De Alba
Associate Director, Administration and Finance
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute
Panama City
Republic of Panama

Marcia C. Ferranto
Associate Director, Administration and Finance
Delaware Art Museum
Wilmington, DE

Kelly Goulette
Director, Preservation and Documentary Resources Branch/Registrar
Denver Museum of Nature and Science
Denver, CO

Anthea M. Hartig
Director, Western Office
National Trust for Historic Preservation
San Francisco, CA

Jessica Hough
Curatorial Director
Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
Ridgefield, CT

Elizabeth M. Kornhauser
Krieble Curator of American Paintings and Sculpture
Wadsworth Atheneum
Hartford, CT

Wyona M. Lynch-McWhite
Eleanor D. Wilson Museum,
Hollins University
Roanoke, VA

Mcebesi Magadla
East London Museum
East London
South Africa
C. Griffith Mann
Co-Director, Curatorial Division
Walters Art Museum
Baltimore, MD

Anne M. Manning
Curator of Education and Academic Affairs
Blanton Museum of Art,
University of Texas at Austin
Austin, TX

Tommy A. McPherson, II
Mobile Museum of Art
Mobile, AL

David Mickenberg
Ruth Gordon Shapiro Director
Davis Museum and Cultural Center,
Wellesley College
Wellesley, MA

Alan Nursall
Science Director
Science North
Sudbury, Ontario

Janet Pieschel
Executive Director
Calgary Police Service Interpretive Centre
Calgary, Alberta

Julian A. Raby
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Washington, DC

Linda Rajcevich
Deputy Director for External Affairs
Joslyn Art Museum
Omaha, NE

Lourdes Ramos-Rivas
Executive Director
Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico
San Juan
Puerto Rico

David J. Rhees
Executive Director
Bakken Library and Museum of Electricity in Life
Minneapolis, MN

Mark A. Roglán
Acting Director and Senior Curator
Meadows Museum,
Southern Methodist University
Dallas, TX

Grant Shea
Chief Operation Officer
Telus World of Science - Calgary
Calgary, Alberta

Christine F. Shearer
Massillon Museum
Massillon, OH

Leonard Steinbach
Chief Information Officer
Cleveland Museum of Art
Cleveland, OH

Jacqueline Terrassa
Deputy Director for Collections, Programs and Interpretation
Smart Museum of Art,
University of Chicago
Chicago, IL

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Beth Brett
Getty Communications Dept.

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