The Davis Museum at Wellesley College

By July 7, 2014 Case Studies

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2014
External Relations Project
I was recruited to The Davis Museum at Wellesley College by its director, Lisa Fischman, to perform an analysis and assessment of the museum’s external relations efforts and to make recommendations for an implementation plan to dramatically upgrade those efforts. The project was an outgrowth of a Museum Assessment Program report performed by the distinguished director of The Princeton University Art Museum, James Steward.  Over a period of four months I performed 20 interviews with the museum’s leaders and Wellesley senior staff and faculty to identify the key challenges impeding progress in this area.  I concluded the project with my recommended strategies for how the museum could take a significant leap forward despite quite a troubled history in this area of its work.  As of this writing, the recommendations are being successfully implemented.