In Conversation with Anthea Hartig and John Echeveste
Interviewed by Nicole Meldahl (Executive Director, Western Neighborhoods Project)
Thursday, December 17, 2020 12:00PM – 1:00PM
Recover. Reimagine. Revive. What does ReMuseum mean to you? Join this virtual conversation to delve deeply into the challenges that the museum field is currently facing and how our field can move forward. Come ready to dialogue!
How has this unprecedented year changed our vision for the role museums play in our lives and what positive takeaways can we harness as we move past pandemic into the new normal?
Anthea M. Hartig is the Elizabeth MacMillan Director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. She is the first woman to hold the position since the museum opened in 1964. Hartig oversees more than 250 employees, a budget of over $40 million and a collection that includes 1.8 million objects and more than three shelf-miles of archives. Hartig is currently leading the museum in crafting a vibrant new strategic plan to take the museum through to the Semiquincentennial of the United States in 2026 and beyond. It will show the museum as the most accessible, inclusive, relevant and sustainable American history museum. Through incomparable collections, rigorous research and dynamic public outreach, the National Museum of American History seeks to empower people to create a just and compassionate future by exploring, preserving and sharing the complexity of our past.
John Echeveste is the CEO of LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes, which he joined in September 2014. LA Plaza is the country’s only museum dedicated to the history, art, and culture of Mexicans and Mexican-Americans. John was previously a partner with VPE Public Relations in South Pasadena for more than 25 years. In that capacity, he helped develop public relations programs for major national accounts. He serves on the boards of the Los Angeles County Library Foundation, California State University Fullerton College of Communications Advisory Board, LA Music & Art School, and has previously chaired the boards and led development campaigns for the Wall Las Memorias, East LA YMCA, the Hispanic Public Relations Association, the Public Relations Global Network and others.
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