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Webinar: Maximizing Your Leadership
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Maximizing Your Leadership

Thursday, November 20, 2014


2014 Mentorship Program Webinar Series - Mentor Webinars*



 




Description

Maximizing Leadership invites mentors in our year-long mentorship program to consider how the term leadership applies to the curatorial profession today. What does it mean to be a leader? How can we inspire our colleagues and tram members to lead alongside us, so that a a successful outcome is achieved? Barry Lord and Chiyo Ishikawa will ground the conversation with remarks from their unique perspectives. Barry, as co-founder of today's most prolific museum consulting firm Lord Cultural resources, and Chiyo as Deputy Director and Curator at one of North America's most dynamic museums - the Seattle Art Museum. Questions about how curatorial practice has changed, and will continue to change, in recent years and years to come will be implicit in our conversation, whose goal will be to identify key strategies to maintaining a relevant and directional voice in our profession.


Moderator

Sasha Suda
is currently the Associate Curator European Art, Art Gallery of Ontario. She received an 
AB from Princeton University, an MA from Williams College, and an ABD, Institute of Fine Arts (currently completing dissertation). She has worked at Metropolitan Museum of Art in Medieval Department as curatorial assistant and research fellow for over 6 years combined, as well as Curatorial Assistant at Clark Art Museum. Sasha Co-curatored Revealing the Renaissance: Stories and Secrets in Early Florentine Art with The J. Paul Getty Museum curator Christine Sciacca and served as the Curator in charge of the Thomson Collection of European Art.


Panelists


Chiyo Ishikawa
is the Susan Brotman Deputy Director of Art and Curator of European Art, the Seattle Art Museum. Chiyo Ishikawa works with Director Kimerly Rorschach to plan SAM's artistic program, overseeing the Curatorial, Conservation, and Museum Services Division. Dr. Ishikawa joined SAM in 1990 after serving as an NEA curatorial intern in the Department of European Painting at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and in the Department of Paintings Conservation at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, where she was also a Theodore Rousseau Fellow. She has a Ph.D. in art history from Bryn Mawr College (1989). Her 2004 book on a work of art from the Spanish royal collection, The Retablo of Isabel la Católica by Juan de Flandes and Michel Sittow (Brepols), won the Eleanor Tufts Book Award from the American Society for Hispanic Art Historical Studies. Among exhibitions Ishikawa has curated are Spain in the Age of Exploration 1492-1819; Renaissance Art in Focus: Neri di Bicci and Devotional Painting in Italy; and Leonardo Lives: The Codex Leicester and Leonardo da Vinci's Legacy of Art and Science. She was local curator for Picasso: Masterpieces from the Musée National Picasso, Paris; Gauguin & Polynesia: An Elusive Paradise; Rembrandt, Van Dyck & Gainsborough: The Treasures of Kenwood House, London; and The Gates of Paradise: Lorenzo Ghiberti's Renaissance Masterpiece, among many other shows. She was awarded the Spanish Order of Isabel la Católica in 2004 for her work on Spain in the Age of Exploration 1492-1819. She participated in the Center for Curatorial Leadership program in 2010.


Barry Lord 
is Co-President, with his wife Gail, of Lord Cultural Resources, which over the past 33 years has grown to become the world’s leading firm specialized in the planning and management of museums and related cultural facilities. A Canadian, he was originally best known as a curator, museum educator, art historian, professor, author and editor of art publications. Having administered a Canadian government funding program for museum development, he developed a systematic approach to planning for museums, which he and his wife brought together to write and edit the world’s first book on the subject, Planning Our Museums, published in 1983. Since then they have developed no fewer than five Manuals that have become classics of our professional literature, in use at university and college museum studies and exhibition design programs worldwide. At the same time their company has completed over 2,100 museum planning, design or management assignments in some 55 countries, ranging from the Louvre, Tate and the Smithsonian Institution to hundreds of national, state, city and specialized museums. Barry is also the author of ground-breaking books on cultural history, including Artists, Patrons and the Public: Why Culture Changes (with Gail, published by AltaMira Press in 2010) and his most recent book, Art & Energy: How Culture Changes (The AAM Press, 2014).



*Mentorship Program webinars are open to only the mentees or mentors within the Program.  For more information on the AAMC Mentorship Program, please click here.


This program is generously supported in part by funding provided by the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation (EHTF) and the AAMC President's Circle. 
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