Our process based on our strategic goals:Achieve financial stability Increase audience impact & reach Improve organizational effectiveness
Brand drives changes, leading to= more efficiency = more productivity = more engagement = higher standards
Examples of Awakening the past
Enhanced external presence
Examples of Inspiring the next
EMBRACE THE CHAOSHarness the mess in support of the excitement.BIAS FOR ACTIONJust do it--Encourage and support creative initiative.QUICK STARTS TO TEST & LEARNStart small to build confidence & show tangible results.FAIL FORWARDDon't recoil when things don't work. Use lessons to inspire creativity.LAUNCH IS JUST THE STARTEach day and project offers an opportunity to push the vision forward
Watch for the launch of our new Asian Art Museum gift cards . . . later this month. You can purchase them in any amount . They’re perfect for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, birthdays, weddings. Use them to purchase admission tickets or a membership. Use them in the store. In the Café. Buy tickets to a special Phantoms program. Take the hassle out of shopping and give the gift of culture.
Leading Museum Transformations
…a group of New York realists replaced the dictum of “art for arts sake” with “art for life’s sake.” Led by Robert Henri, the men of the so-calledAsh Can School treated themes new to American art: the streets and tenements of the city. This approach was shocking to some, deplorable toothers.
Personal connections: StrategiesDevelop galleries around common experiences:Ancestors and Spirit Forces FamilyThe Grand Tour Travel/VacationArt and the Cycle of Life Rites of passageThe Cosmos SpiritualityBeauty for All Interior designChildren and Play ChildhoodSplendor by the Hour Daily Life
Leading Museum Transformations Western Museum Association Lori Fogarty Director, Oakland Museum of California
Oakland Museum of California Snapshot• Art, History, and Natural Sciences all focused on California• “Occupying” downtown Oakland• Annual budget of $13 million• Annual audience of approximately 200,000• “Museum of the people”
Why Change? Why Now?• First major building renovation and reinstallation• Transition from a City department to an independent non-profit• Building on lessons learned and new ways of working• Recognizing the major shifts for museums in the 21st century
The Process• 2007 - Physical transformation begins• May 2010 - New Galleries of California Art and History open• June 2010 - Negotiations with the City of Oakland begin• June 2011 - New agreements with the City of Oakland approved• July 2011 - Major Museum re-organization and launch of new structure• June 2013 - Gallery of California Natural Sciences opens• Whew!