2020 Leadership Forum

Our thanks to Glave & Holmes Architecture for sponsoring the North Carolina Museums Council 2020 Leadership Forum.  The Leadership Forum is a special networking and discussion for leaders of cultural institutions.

The 2020 Leadership Forum will be presented by Ann W. Ackerson and Joan Baldwin.


Sunday, March 29th, 2020

2:00pm - 5:00pm

The Power House (River Overlook) at Rocky Mount Mills, 1151 Falls Road

Cost: $60

Capacity: 50 max

Tickets for the Leadership Forum are available through the conference registration process


Presenter Biographies

Anne W. Ackerson is a former history museum director, director of the Museum Association of New York, and director of the national Council of State Archivists. She is currently an independent consultant to cultural and educational nonprofits, specializing in leadership, governance, and management issues.  With Joan H. Baldwin, she is the co-author of Leadership Matters, a book examining history museum leadership for the 21st century, and Women in the Museum: Lessons from the Workplace. She is a co-founder of the Gender Equity in Museums Movement (GEMM), which is focusing its recent efforts on education, advocacy, and policy development around pay equity, salary transparency, and sexual harassment in the museum workplace. In 2018, she and Baldwin spearheaded research, revealing that 62% of the museum workforce are affected by some form of gender discrimination. In addition to research and writing about gender inequity, she and Baldwin have presented their findings to the Texas and Pennsylvania Associations of Museums as conference keynoters and via their blog, Leadership Matters.


A former museum director, Joan Baldwin is the Curator of Special Collections at The Hotchkiss School. She is the principal writer for the Leadership Matters blog which had 55,000 views in 2018. Her work has also appeared in The Museum Blog Book, "History News," and "Museum" Magazine, Museopunks, and "The Guardian." She is a co-founder of the Gender Equity in Museums Movement, and teaches in the Johns Hopkins University museum studies program.

With Anne Ackerson, she is the co-author of Leadership Matters (2013) and Women in the Museum: Lessons from the Field (2017). She and Ackerson published a revision of Leadership Matters in August 2019.



Thank you to Glave & Holmes Architecture for the continued sponsorship and support of the Leadership Forum.


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