Elaine Heumann Gurian
SANTA FE — The Georgia O’Keeffe Museum welcomes Museum Studies Fellow-In-Residence Elaine Heumann Gurian Sept. 21 to Oct. 23.
The Georgia O’Keeffe Museum’s Museum Studies Fellowship Program appoints one museum professional per year for a month-long residency in Santa Fe. This year’s recipient is esteemed museum consultant and writer, academic, writer and lecturer in Museum Studies programs around the world.
Her area of expertise is helping museums that are “beginning, building, or reinventing themselves.” She counts the Museum of the City of London, UK; The Exploratorium, San Francisco; and the Detroit Zoo among her list of current clients.
Gurian has served as the deputy director of both the Smithsonian Museum and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C.
“We are honored to receive a fellow of Ms. Gurian’s reputation and merit in residence at The Georgia O’Keeffe Museum. Ms. Gurian will be meeting with all departments of the museum and looking at the strategies employed by the museum to tell stories and engage patrons,” said Eumie Imm Stroukoff, Emily Fisher Landau director of the Research Center.
The Museum Studies Fellowship Program provides opportunities to the community of museum professionals for collaborative work and the exploration of new ideas, as well an opportunity for museum professionals to work on their own independent research. The appointment is by invitation only.
“The Museum Studies Fellowship program is a wonderful opportunity to exchange knowledge in the field of museum studies and ultimately benefit the local museum community,” added Robert A. Kret , Georgia O’Keeffe Museum director. “We are pleased to welcome Elaine to the O’Keeffe family and look forward to benefiting from her global experience with renowned Museums.”
Gurian will present a public program 6-7:30 p.m., Oct. 21, in the Education Annex.