Elizabeth Merritt is the Founding Director of the American Association of Museums (AAM) program, Center for the Future of Museums (CFM). Before being appointed CFM’s first director, Elizabeth led the Excellence Programs at AAM—Accreditation, Museum Assessment and Peer Review—as well as the association’s research activities. Prior to joining AAM, she spent 15 years working in museums in administration, curation and collections management. Her areas of expertise include futures studies, museum standards and best practices, ethics, collections management and planning, and assessment of nonprofit performance. Her books include “National Standards and Best Practices for U.S. Museums” and the “AAM Guide to Collections Planning.” Her degrees are from Duke University (M.A.), Yale University (B.S.), Museum Management Institute, and University of Houston Futures Studies Certificate Course.
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- Exclusive Session with Elizabeth Merritt (Online Audience only)
The online audience will receive an exclusive session with Elizabeth Merritt, Director of the Center for the Future of Museums at the American Association of Museums, who will lead a debrief of the morning’s discussion.
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