The Wallace Initiative commissioned
One of the most exciting developments in the museum world today has been the re-installation and reopening of the Oakland Museum of California (OMCA). On June 29, 2010, staff from the 11 Wallace Excellence Awards recipient organizations visited the museum and heard first-hand about the blood, sweat, and tears that went into the revitalization of the 42 year old organization. To help capture this excitement and share it with the public, two lead staff from OMCA were commissioned to give their perspectives on the massive $62.2 million undertaking of the past few years.
- Lori Fogarty, executive director, walks us through the exciting and groundbreaking process of the museum’s recent renovation and community engagement efforts. Click here to download a PDF of An Uneven March Across Bumpy Terrain: Gallery Reinstallation as Organizational Change.
- Barbara Henry, chief curator of education, gives us a first hand look at the process of developing interactive exhibitions for the museum’s recent renovation. Click here to download a PDF of Art Gallery as Public Space: A Work in Progress for the 21st Century.
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