Senior Museum Consultant
Elaine Heumann Gurian LLC
ELAINE HEUMANN GURIAN 2018
Elaine Heumann Gurian is a consultant/advisor to museums and visitor centers that are beginning, building or reinventing themselves. She is/was a senior consultant (a partial list) to: National Museum African American History and Culture, Royal BC Museum, Victoria, Canada; Museum of EuroMaidan, Kviv, Ukraine; National Museum of Australia, Jewish Museum Berlin; Te Papa; National Museum of New Zealand, Museum of World Cultures, Gothenburg Sweden, Dubai Children’s Museum and Museum of London.
In 2018 she received a Fulbright to Ukraine, 2015 fellowship to Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, 2012 Osher Fellowship at Exploratorium, 2007 Fulbright Fellowship in Fundacion TyPA, Argentina, and twice Visiting Scholar to University of Michigan Graduate Program in Museum Studies.
In 2006, Routledge published her volume, Civilizing the Museum: the Collected Writings of Elaine Heumann Gurian and in 1995 American Association of Museums published her edited volume Institutional Trauma. Her website www.egurian.com contains most of her many publications for free downloading.
American Association of Museum inducted Gurian one of 100 Centennial Honor Roll members in 2006 and in 2004 awarded her the Distinguished Service to Museums.
Ms. Gurian has been Acting Director of the Cranbrook Institute of Science, Deputy Director of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Deputy Director for Public Program Planning for the National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Museums at the Smithsonian, Director of Exhibit Center of the Boston Children's Museum and Director of Education at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston, MA.
Tuesday, May 21
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM