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The Program in Museums and Society is pleased to present the start of “The Business of Culture” lecture series, organized by program senior Elizabeth Dowdle. The series aims to address the role of cultural institutions in a rapidly changing world. Lecturers will discuss questions related to technology, global relations, law and ethics, and strategic planning. (more)

Kicking off Tuesday, February 22nd at 7 PM in Charles Commons room 304, Erik Ledbetter will present a talk entitled “A Jack of All Trades, Learning to do More with Less.” Mr. Ledbetter was the head of Ethics and International Programs at the American Association of Museums until about a year ago when he left to start his own museum consulting business.

The following week, Monday, February 28th Walt Lehmann will participate in a roundtable discussion springing from his talk entitled “Intellectual Property: What’s it all about?” Mr. Lehmann has been an attorney and business consultant for over 18 years. He has extensive experience advising cultural institutions on a wide range of legal and business matters including finance, intellectual property management, policies and ethics.

The last lecture will be on Monday, April 4th. Kate Markert, Executive Director of Hillwood Estate and former Associate Director of the Walters Art Museum, will give a talk entitled “What’s next? Strategic Planning in the Cultural World.”

The lecture series is a wonderful opportunity for undergraduates interested in learning about different career paths in the arts. The lecturers are all engaged with working though some of the most pressing issues facing cultural institutions today. For more information please contact Elizabeth Dowdle at elizabethdowdle22@gmail.com.

Katie Johnson


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