Managing Museums in the 21st Century, a My Armenia Program series

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This course provides a broad introduction to various aspects of operating a museum. This course is not intended to serve as a primer for managing a museum, but rather as a resource for thinking about different approaches to museum operations and activities as shared by a number of diverse Smithsonian professionals. Parts of this course were developed for the My Armenia Program, a collaborative program of the people of Armenia, USAID, and the Smithsonian Institution.

"Managing Museums in the 21st Century" is a course brought to you by the Smithsonian Institution with support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). Parts of this course were developed for the My Armenia Program, a collaborative program of the people of Armenia, USAID, and the Smithsonian Institution. ​

This course provides a broad introduction to various aspects of operating a museum. It considers the myriad ways that museums attract and engage visitors onsite and online. It also considers ways museums must be creative in seeking funding. Though museums have existed for hundreds of years, they are always changing, and that change has only accelerated over the last few years as content generation has increased, demands on people's time have increased, audience expectations have evolved, technology has changed, and new approaches to museum exhibitions and programs have taken shape. ​

This course is made up of four sections, each designed to share information and perspective, while offering moments for thought and reflection that you can apply to your work.: Exhibition Design and Interpretation, Public Programs, Social Media and Outreach, and Fundraising.

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We’ve designed this course to address content with a range of audiences in mind, with particular focus on early-career museum professionals or mid-career professionals who have an interest in refreshing their understanding of function areas outside of their core expertise. This course is not intended to serve as a primer for operating a museum, but rather as a resource for thinking about different approaches to museum operations and activities as shared by a number of diverse Smithsonian professionals.

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Instructors

Lauren Appelbaum

Lauren Appelbaum

Lauren manages programs focused on international cultural and museum sectors and has experience conducting museum assessments, leading workshops for museum professionals, developing curricula, and leading proposal development.

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Liz Tunick Cedar

Liz Tunick Cedar

Liz leads new partnership development, oversees the strategic planning and execution of global projects, and works internationally to preserve, develop, and design cultural institutions, train museum professionals, and enhance public engagement.

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