CAMM Annual Meeting Presentation

Our Principal, Sam Shogren together with Salim Mohammad, Curator of the David Rumsey Map Center at Stanford University's Cecil H Green Library were invited to at the Council of American Maritime Museum's 2017 Annual Meeting held at the San Fransisco National Maritime Museum, a unit of the National Park Service. Salim Mohammad shared with the audience how the Rumsey Map Center came to be, the collecting passions of David Rumsey the man, and the technologies used by the Center to preserve and present one of the nation's largest map collections. Following Salim's presentation, Sam Shogren dug into the research potential of…

Transforming Museum Conference

This was a fantastic conference organized, planned, and hosted by the graduate students in the Museology Program at the University of Washington. Close to 100 people attended representing museums and academic programs from both coasts, the Midwest, Canada, and China! Significant news for us here at Shogren Consulting is the warm reception for our Principal Sam Shogren's paper titled: Museums, Starbucks and the Third Place Way: Civil Society and the Revisioned Museum. Presenting in the first general session, Sam's concepts of museums as Third Places, curtailing construction of new museums, seeking new community partnerships to expand the reach of museums into…

Revisioning Museums Paper Presentation

Good Morning - Later today Sam will be presenting a draft of his paper for the Transforming Museums conference in Seattle before the students in the Arts Administration and Museum Studies Programs at the University of Oregon. The paper's draft titled: Museums, Starbucks, and the Third Place Way: the Museums Role in Civil Society proposes a new role for museums in our communities by   proposing that our real role is in fostering civil discourse concerning contemporary   topics and utilizing the museum's collections to bring insights into the public debate. Sam also argues that contemporary models of museum development…