In 2010 I was invited to speak at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago under the direction of Madeleine Grynsztejn. It was and remains an experimental art museum offering a diversity of
“Turning the Ocean Liner Slowly” was about the Smithsonian Institution after I had left. I had been the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Museums and the Deputy Director for Public Program Plann
This paper was originally presented as the keynote address at a “Museums as Socially Responsible Institutions” at George Washington University in October 1988. It was subsequently delivered i
Maria Valchou: A blog “Musing on Culture”on Sept 14 2014 writes about Tilden, Cotton Dana and my writing. I am honored to be in their company but especially recommend this blog to you because
This paper, published in Curator in 2001 (Curator 44/1, January 2001, pp 87-113) was written after I had carefully reread Jane Jacobs The Death and Life of the Great American City and real
I was asked to speak at a conference in Leicester Museum Studies Program organized by Suzanne MacLoed. The version of the speech was published in “Reshaping Museum Space” published b
Tillie Baker write in 2011 in the V&A Online Journal about seating and cites my work and many of my favorite authors about public space and museums responsibility.
Within four hours after Michael Jackson’s untimely death, the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney Australia created a memorial vitrine in their lobby and allowed the public to gather, grieve and reme
The link to this paper appears below.