The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, United States
This episode of MAP’s Director’s Cut series features William Griswold, Director of The Cleveland Museum of Art.
With more than 63,000 artworks spanning 6,000 years, the Cleveland Museum of Art is renowned for the quality and breadth of its collection. Acting as an international forum for exhibitions, scholarship and performing arts, the museum is a leader in digital innovations., recognized for its award-winning Open Access program and free of charge to all, the Cleveland Museum of Art is one of the top comprehensive art museums in the nation.
As the Director of the museum, William Griswold has been responsible for developing a comprehensive new strategic plan to grow the museum’s audiences and amplifying the impact of the museum’s permanent collection. Griswold brought the museum’s mission of creating transformative experiences through art to the digital age by initiating making comprehensive information and images of works of art in its collection universally available, free of charge, by means of open access. A member of the Association of Art Museum Directors, Griswold is also the chair of its task force on archaeological material and ancient art.
The Director’s Cut series, anchored by MAP’s Director, Kamini Sawhney, offers a glimpse into how the institution of the museum is being reimagined and reinvented today. It presents a unique opportunity to hear from reputed practitioners in museums around the world, as they reflect on their institutional experiences, behind-the-scenes challenges, unique initiatives, and more.
Bookings are closed for this event.
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