April 8, 2014

Getty Leadership Institute selects 39 museum executives for the 2014 Executive Education Program

2014 cohort includes 13 international participants and 18 executive directors

The Getty Leadership Institute at Claremont Graduate University (GLI) announced the selection of 39 museum leaders from the United States and eight countries around the world to participate in the 2014 Executive Education Program for Museum Leaders. Participants, chosen from a pool of 60 applicants, demonstrated an impressive record of achievement in their roles as museum leaders in their first 5-7 years of senior-level management, but face significant issues in the immediate future as they influence policy and effect change at their institutions and in the wider art museum field.

The GLI 2014 Executive Education Program features a comprehensive and intensive curriculum aimed at deepening participants’ leadership skills in order to manage change and forge success in the global museum field. For the first time, the 2014 Program offers a blended learning environment with one week of asynchronous online learning in April and two weeks of classwork in June in residence on the Claremont Graduate University campus in Claremont, California.

Now in its 35th year, the GLI Executive Education Program is the world’s foremost professional development program designed especially for senior-level museum executives. The 2014 cohort comes from collecting and non-collecting visual arts institutions from around the world. Included in the group are executives from the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Barnes Foundation, the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the Freer and Sackler Galleries at the Smithsonian Institution, and the Phillips Collection. University museums are represented by the directors of the art museums at the University of Utah, University of Texas, University of Washington, University of Navarra, Spain, California State University, Long Beach, and Reed College. Among the international participants are leaders from the Royal Academy of Art in London, Chatsworth House and Lismore Castle, United Kingdom, the Helsinki Art Museum in Finland, and the Palace Museum and the Shaanxi History Museum in China.

Participants are primarily museum directors, but also include those who lead museum curatorial, education, exhibitions, collections, research, development and public programming initiatives. Senior level managers from leadership education programs and botanical gardens fill out the class to ensure a diversity of perspectives and experiences for group discussions.

Faculty comes from the top ranks of educational institutions including the University of Southern California, the Kravis Leadership Institute at Claremont McKenna College, and the Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management at Claremont Graduate University. Guest lecturers include leaders from southern California art museums. Rigorous coursework includes modules on fundraising, strategy, marketing, and social consumerism. The curriculum blends museum site practicums at Los Angeles area institutions with classroom learning. Faculty members facilitate thoughtful analysis, exercises, and discussions using case studies based on current events and trends. The curriculum fosters learning through both theory and practice and aims to enhance museum leadership at the individual, institutional, and societal levels.

Generously supported by the Getty Foundation, over 1,100 museum professionals from the United States and over 30 additional countries have attended the Executive Education Program since 1979. GLI alumni continue to lead the field as their institutions share the world’s art, culture and history with the public.

GLI 2014 Participants

Christine Buhl Andersen
KOS Museum of Art in Public Spaces
Koge, Denmark

Julie Good
Assistant Director for Administration
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Philadelphia, PA

Kathleen Quinn
Director of Exhibitions
University of Pennsylvania
Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Philadelphia, PA

Ramona Austin
The Baron and Ellin Gordon Art Galleries
Old Dominion University
Norfolk, VA

Li Huijun
Head of Museology Institute
Hunan Provincial Museum
Changsha, Hunan
The People’s Republic of China

Lisa Sasaki
Director, Audience & Civic Engagement Center
Oakland Museum of California
Oakland, CA

Violeta Bronstein
Chief Operating Officer
TyPA Foundation
Cuidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina

Yang Jin, Ph.D.
Research Fellow
Shaanxi History Museum
X’ian City, Province
The People’s Republic of China

Christopher Scoates
University Art Museum
Cal State University, Long Beach
Long Beach, CA

William Burlington
Deputy Chairman
Chatsworth House and Lismore Castle
Chatsworth, United Kingdom

Kirse Junge-Stevnsborg
Artistic Director
Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art
Copenhagen, Denmark

Rosanna Sharpe
Executive Director
Northwest African American Museum
Seattle, WA

Kari Conte
Director, Programs and Exhibitions
International Studio & Curatorial Program
Brooklyn, NY

Mary Kershaw
New Mexico Museum of Art
Santa Fe, NM

Virginia Shearer
Eleanor McDonald Storza Director of Education
High Museum of Art
Atlanta, GA

Raymund Cronin
Director and CEO
Art Gallery of Nova Scotia
Nova Scotia, Canada

Miguel Lopez-Remiro, Ph.D.
University of Navarra Museum
Navarre, Spain

Stephanie Snyder
Director and Curator
Cooley Memorial Art Gallery, Reed College
Portland, OR

David Dadone
Executive Director/Chief Curator
Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art
Boulder, CO

Shen Maosheng
Vice Researcher
Emperor Qin Shihuang’s Mausoleum Site Museum
Beijing, The People’s Republic of China

Christine Starkman
Curator, Asian Art, Ancient to Contemporary, Arts of the Islamic World
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Houston, TX

William Dallimore
Director of Communications
Royal Academy of Arts
London, United Kingdom

John Stuart May
Chief Advancement Officer
Portland Art Museum
Portland, OR

Tarja Tanninen-Mattila
Helsinki Art Museum
Helsinki, Finland

Gretchen Dietrich
Executive Director
Utah Museum of Fine Arts
Salt Lake City, UT

Guo Meixia
Research Fellow, Publicity and EducatioDepartment
The Palace Museum
Beijing, The People’s Republic of China

Brian Lee Whisenhunt
Executive Director
Museum of the Southwest
Midland, TX

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

Laurencia Mercado
Museologist, Curator/Program Coordinator
University Museum of Contemporary Art
Mexico City, Mexico

Steven Windhager, Ph.D.
Executive Director
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
Santa Barbara, CA

Laura Flusche, Ph.D.
Executive Director
Museum of Design, Atlanta
Atlanta, GA

Mark Mills
Senior Director of External Affairs for Individual Giving & Visitor Services
The Barnes Foundation
Philadelphia, PA

Sylvia Wolf
Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington
Seattle, WA

Kathryn Glass
V.P. of Marketing and Public Engagement
Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Brooklyn, NY

Klaus Ottmann, Ph.D.
Director of the Center for the Study of Modern Art and Curator at Large
The Phillips Collection
Washington, D.C.

Andrew Wulf, Ph.D.
Supervisory Museum Curator
Ronald Reagan Presidential Libraryand Museum
Simi Valley, CA

Caroline Goeser, Ph.D.
W.T. and Louise J. Moran Chair of the Department of Learning and Interpretation
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Houston, TX

Jutta Page, Ph.D.
Curator of Glass and Decorative Arts
Toledo Museum of Art
Toledo, OH

Katie Ziglar
Director, External Affairs
Freer and Sackler Galleries
Smithsonian Institution
Washington, D.C.

About Claremont Graduate University

Founded in 1925, Claremont Graduate University is the graduate university of the Claremont Colleges. Our five academic schools conduct leading-edge research and award masters and doctoral degrees in 24 disciplines. Because the world’s problems are not simple nor easily defined, diverse faculty and students research and study across the traditional discipline boundaries to create new and practical solutions for the major problems plaguing our world. A Southern California based graduate school devoted entirely to graduate research and study, CGU boasts a low student-to-faculty ratio.

CGU’s Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management offers a variety of professional and doctoral degrees, including MBA, EMBA, and the MS in Financial Engineering. It has expanded the traditional path in business education, offering innovative programs, such as the MA in Arts Management, an MA in Politics, Business, and Economics, and its focus on management for creative industries.

Named for the father of modern business management education and world-renowned author and consultant, Peter Drucker, and accomplished global business leader and philanthropist, Masatoshi Ito, the school produces graduates who have a strong sense of social responsibility and a deep desire to make a difference by doing well while also doing good. Additional information is available at www.cgu.edu.

About the Getty Leadership Institute at Claremont Graduate University

The Getty Leadership Institute (GLI) at Claremont Graduate University (CGU) provides educational opportunities designed to enhance the leadership of experienced museum professionals and strengthen institutional capabilities. GLI’s offerings—including transformative educational programs; convening policy makers, academics, and practitioners; and collaborations with international partners—support the museum community by helping current and future museum leaders navigate the field’s most pressing challenges and opportunities. Additional information is available at www.cgu.edu/gli.

Major funding for GLI at CGU is provided by the Getty Foundation

The Getty Foundation fulfills the philanthropic mission of the Getty Trust by supporting individuals and institutions committed to advancing the greater understanding and preservation of the visual arts in Los Angeles and throughout the world. Through strategic grant initiatives, it strengthens art history as a global discipline, promotes the interdisciplinary practice of conservation, increases access to museum and archival collections, and develops current and future leaders in the visual arts. It carries out its work in collaboration with the other Getty Programs to ensure that they individually and collectively achieve maximum effect. Additional information is available at www.getty.edu/foundation.