United through Challenges: Surviving Unexpected Events and Maintaining Healthy Organizations

  • Saturday, September 23
  • 1:45 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Klondike Room

Presenter(s): 

Irene Kerr, Director / Curator, Museum of the Highwood
Dana Whitelaw, Executive Director, High Desert Museum.

Moderator: 

Julie Stein, Executive Director, Burke Museum

Track: 

  • Business, Leadership/Careerpath
Elections, natural disasters, and other unexpected events, oh my! Museums face unique challenges when confronted with these events: collections care, visitors, limited resources to mitigate damage, and staff that already wear several different hats. Learn how the panelists responded to medical crises and violent intruders, post-election anxieties, fires, and floods to allow communication, healing, and resolution. Hear how the responses after the events changed policies and practices and how they have survived and thrived.