Lessons from the International Community: Organizational Development and Growth

Start Day and Time
Tuesday May 9 1:30-2:45 p.m.
Venue and Meeting Room
122 America's Center
"The Creation of a Development Department" outlines the decision-making process and strategies in the conceptualization of a development department at the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts. 
Presenter: Varvara Melekesceva, Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, Russia 

"Museums Advocacy in Georgia" discusses strategies that have been undertaken to create greater public and government awareness of the valuable contribution museums make in economic and social development. 
Presenter: Lana Karaia development program manager, Georgia National Museum 

"Would You Let Visitors Design Your Zoo?" explores a human-centered-design (HCD) methodology that informed the masterplan for the new Barranquilla Zoo, based on the needs and expectations of visitors, and the applicability of this approach for all types of museums. 
Presenter: Farah Ajami, executive director, Barranquilla Zoo, Colombia