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Strategic Planning

Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 2:00pm

2014 Mentorship Program Webinar Series - Mentor Webinars*


Join Jay Clarke, Manton Curator of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs, Sterling and Francine Clarke Art Institute, and  Robert Sullivan, Vice President, Chora, with moderator Catherine Futter, Helen Jane and R. Hugh "Pat" Uhlmann Senior Curator, Architecture, Design and Decorative Arts, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, as they explore the what, when, how, who and where of strategic planning. Please bring your questions as they discuss this complex topic.

Additional Resources
Strategic Plan Self Study Guide (PDF), Chora, LLC


Catherine Futter, Helen Jane and R. Hugh "Pat" Uhlmann Senior Curator, Architecture, Design and Decorative Arts, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Catherine Futter has been The Helen Jane and R. Hugh "Pat" Uhlmann Senior Curator of Architecture, Design and Decorative Arts at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City since 2002. She has completed several reinstallation projects, a major international loan traveling exhibition and numerous contemporary art and design exhibitions. A specialist in 19th through 21st century European and American decorative arts and design, Catherine has focused on the interaction between different cultures and their influence on the decorative arts. Catherine has served on the Museum's Strategic Leadership Group since 2009 and currently is the manager of the museum’s initiative for a cultural arts district, involving civic, institutional and neighborhood partnerships for improved connectivity through infrastructure. She is co-chair of the Career Support Committee of the Association of Art Museum Curators, a mentor for the 2012-2013 year of the AAMC Mentoring Program and serves as a mentor for MINDDRIVE, a program for at-risk high school students.


Jay A. Clarke is Manton Curator of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute and a lecturer in the Graduate Program in the History of Art at Williams College. From 1997 to 2009 she served as a curator in the Department of Prints and Drawings at the Art Institute of Chicago.  She is author of Becoming Edvard Munch: Influence, Anxiety, and Myth (2009) and editor of Innovation. Traditiona and Nostalgia: The Manton Collection of British Art (2012) and The Impressionist Line from Edgar Degas to Toulouse-Lautrec: Drawings and Prints from the Clark (2013). Clarke has published articles on Käthe Kollwitz, Max Beckmann, Edvard Munch, the art dealer and critic Julius Meier-Graefe, and the British linocut movement.

Robert D. Sullivan (Sully), Vice President of Chora, has over forty years of museum leadership, management, education, exhibition development, and fundraising experience. From 1990-2006, he served as the Associate Director for the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History, managing all aspects of exhibition, education, and public program development. Sully’s leadership and vision, combined with his strategic management skills, generated exhibitions and programs that set new standards for the Smithsonian and the international museum community. Recognizing the vast educational potential of the web, he is committed to transforming museums from isolated cultural destination into hubs within an interconnected global learn­ing network. As the Director of the New York State Museum,  which built and man­aged for 10 years, Sully opened more than 300,000 of history, art, and science exhibitions.  More recently, he has developed exhibition master plans for the Colorado Historical Society, Papalote Children’s Museum, the National Aquarium, and the National Hurricane Museum and Science Center.  Sully holds a graduate degree in management of non-profit organizations from the University of Rochester and is currently a candidate for the PHD in Human Sciences at The George Washington University. 

*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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