Multimedia — Oct 27, 2010

Western Museums Association Portland 2010: Museums as Gifts to Universities


PNCA President Tom Manley presents on PNCA's recent partnership with MoCC at the 2010 WMA Annual Meeting

On Wednesday, October 20, 2010, PNCA President Tom Manley presented at the Annual Meeting of the Western Museums Association, addressing the subject of Museums as Gifts to Universities.

From the program for WMA Portland 2010:

Ripped from the headlines: “Hammer Museum to UCLA” (1994); “University of Tulsa Celebrates Partnership with Gilcrease” (2008); “Pacific Northwest College of Art and Museum of Contemporary Craft Become One” (2008); “Loyola University, Chicago Getting The Cuneo Museum and Gardens as Gift” (2009); “Magnes Museum to Become Part of University of California Berkley” (2010). What’s the trend? With these and other specific examples in mind, this panel will explore the implications of troubled museums being “gifted” to institutions of higher education and the business model of university art museums. Being presented in partnership with the Association of Academic Museums and Galleries.


Carin Jacobs, Director, Center for the Arts, Religion and Education, Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, California


James Leventhal, Deputy Director for Development, Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco, California

Jill Hartz, Executive Director, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, Eugene, Oregon

Tom Manley, President, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, Oregon

You can read more about the partnership between Pacific Northwest College of Art and Museum of Contemporary Craft on UNTITLED, the College’s online magazine.

You can watch a video of the session below:

WMA Portland 2010: Museums as Gifts to Universities



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