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Museum Leaders Named as Participants in This Year's Museum Management Institute

Thirty-five influential museum executives to gather for the intensive annual program in Berkeley, California, June 10 through June 29, 2001

May 8, 2001

Los Angeles--The J. Paul Getty Trust today announced the selection of participants in this year's Museum Management Institute (MMI), the preeminent education program for museum executives and the flagship program of the Getty Leadership Institute. The annual gathering on the campus of the University of California at Berkeley will be held June 10 through June 29, 2001. Since 1979, MMI has provided training for over 800 museum professionals from all over the world. It has been operated by the J. Paul Getty Trust since 1984.

This year's 35 participants represent a wide range of museums in North America, Europe, Australia, Africa, and India. They were selected on the basis of their career progress, senior managerial responsibilities, and ability to influence policy and effect change in their institutions. (Note to editors: a complete list of participants is below.)

MMI coursework this summer represents a mix of "how-to" and "what-for" questions and covers strategic thinking, negotiation, influence, finance, marketing, building high-performance executive teams, and setting measures of progress. Faculty members will facilitate rigorous analysis and candid discussion in an informal environment that encourages participants to learn from one another. Original museum case studies and exercises developed specifically for use at MMI ensure that the lessons learned are relevant and practical. Several of these case studies are now incorporated into the management curriculum of the Harvard Business School and the Darden School at the University of Virginia.

This year's faculty includes John C. Camillus, Donald R. Beall Professor of Strategic Management, Katz Graduate School of Business, University of Pittsburgh; Kent John Chabotar, vice president for finance and administration and treasurer, Bowdoin College; Chip Heath, associate professor of organizational behavior, Graduate School of Business, Stanford University; Laree Kiely, faculty member of the Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California; Punam Anand Keller, professor of marketing, Amos Tuck School, Dartmouth College; and Jeanne Liedtka, associate dean for MBA education and associate professor, Darden Graduate School of Business Administration, University of Virginia.

Since its inception, MMI has attracted participants from all types and sizes of museums, including those that focus on fine art, the sciences, and cultural history. The museums represented by past participants include the California Science Center, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture in New Mexico, and the Hellenic Children's Museum in Greece. Institutions represented this year include the New Jersey State Aquarium, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the National Portrait Gallery in London, and the Cape Coast Castle Museum in Ghana.

In addition to the three-week summer program, MMI offers updates for previous participants as well as workshops in collaboration with various museum associations such as the Association of Art Museum Directors, the Association of African American Museums, and the Association of Science-Technology Centers.

MMI Participants
Summer 2001

Julius Bryant
Director of Museums and Collections
English Heritage
London, United Kingdom

James Burns
Director of Exhibitions and Collections
Booth Western Art Museum
Cartersville, GA

Mungo Campbell
Deputy Director
Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery
University of Glasgow
Glasgow, Scotland

Wayne Coleman
Head of Archives Division
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute
Birmingham, AL

Jennifer Collins
Vice President of Development and Marketing
Brooklyn Children's Museum
Brooklyn, NY

Phillip Collins
Vice President/Programs-Chief Curator
African American Museum
Dallas, TX

Janice Driesbach
Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery and Sculpture Garden
University of Nebraska at Lincoln
Lincoln, NE

Ellen Efsic
Deputy Director, Institutional Advancement
San Diego Museum of Art
San Diego, CA

Olivia Georgia
Director of Visual Arts
Snug Harbor Cultural Center
Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art
Staten Island, NY

Richard Gillespie
Program Director, Australian Society
Museum Victoria
Melbourne, Australia

Eathon G. Hall, Jr.
Curator of Education and Public Programs
The Bronx Museum of the Arts
Bronx, NY

Linda Hutchison
Deputy Director
New Mexico Office of Cultural Affairs
Santa Fe, NM

Julie I. Johnson
Deputy Executive Director
New Jersey State Aquarium
Camden, NJ

Nancy L. Johnson
Executive Director
Children's Museum, Snohomish County
Everett, WA

Sylvia M. Keller
Assistant Director for Public Programs
Carnegie Museum of Natural History
Pittsburgh, PA

Kathryn Koch
Chief Administrative Officer
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
San Francisco, CA

Jane MacKnight
Director, Collections and Registrar
Cincinnati Museum Center
Cincinnati, OH

John T. McDevitt
Sr. Vice President/Chief Operating Officer
Please Touch Museum
Philadelphia, PA

Joseph McGill, Jr.
Executive Director
African American Heritage Foundation of Iowa
Cedar Rapids, IA

Charles Kodjo Mensah
Senior Museum Administrator
Cape Coast Castle Museum
Ghana Museums and Monuments Board
Cape Coast, Ghana

Carey O. Pickard III
Tubman African American Museum
Macon, GA

Jane Pickering
MIT Museum
Cambridge, MA

Graeme J. Potter
Queensland Sciencentre
Queensland, Australia

Chris Rauhoff
Director of Exhibitions
Carnegie Museum of Art
Pittsburgh, PA

Julie A. Reilly
Associate Director/Chief Conservator
Ford Conservation Center
Nebraska State Historical Society
Omaha, NE

Lisa Robb
Pelham Art Center
Pelham, NY

Randy C. Roberts
Assistant Director
Schenectady Museum
Schenectady, NY

Carolee Smith Rogers
Director of Education
Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark
Birmingham, AL

Jacob Simon
Chief Curator
National Portrait Gallery
London, United Kingdom

Catherine Howett Smith
Associate Director/Director of Academic Services
Michael C. Carlos Museum
Emory University Atlanta, GA

Deborah Thiagarajan
Executive Director
Besant Nagar, Chennai, India

Teresa L. Thome
Executive Director
Grand Rapids Children's Museum
Grand Rapids, MI

Rachel Tooker
Assistant Director for Historic Sites
Minnesota Historical Society
Saint Paul, MN

Cathy Wright
Chief Curator and Taylor Museum Director
Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center
Colorado Springs, CO

Jonathan Yorba
Director, Education and Community Programs
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
San Francisco, CA

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