Lunch & Learn: Stories of Transformation and Failure

Museums on the Edge: Stories of Transformation and Failure was originally presented at the CAM 2020 conference in Los Angeles and has been adapted for a webinar format.

Elena Brokaw, Executive Director, Museum of Ventura County
Susana Smith Bautista, Museum Adviser (formerly of the Pasadena Museum of California Art)
Jeanette Kihs, Executive Director, Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History

Thursday, June 18, 2020 12:00PM–1:00PM

This webinar features the perspectives of three very different museums that each confronted an institutional crisis: one failed, one persevered, and one was transformed. Learn about the warning signs that could indicate your institution is in trouble, and hear about strategies for transformation and sustainability working with boards, staff, and the community.

Reflect upon the institutional factors that determine organizational success, including board, staff, and community stakeholders. Understand signs that indicate your institution is in trouble and how to react. Identify tools that can be leveraged to support institutional success, including novel business models. Explore options through an interactive case study.

Image courtesy of Museum of Ventura County.

This event is part of CAM's Lunch & Learn free webinar series. Please contact Celeste DeWald if you would like to sponsor this event. Click here to learn more about Lunch & Learn sponsorship.

Connection Instructions
Registrants will be emailed connection instructions 24 hours in advance.

Closed captioning will be provided.

If you have questions about the program, registration, or connecting to the webinar, please contact Lacey Lieberthal, Administrative Coordinator, at

The Lunch & Learn program is supported in part by Associated Foundations, Inc. Live captioning is supported in part by the National Arts and Disability Center at the University of California Los Angeles and Ability Central.





6/18/2020 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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