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The editors to the Third Edition of Manual of Museum Planning are:

Barry Lord
Gail Dexter Lord
Lindsay Martin

The contributors to the Third Edition of Manual of Museum Planning are:

Samual Anderson
Joy Bailey
Sarah Brophy
Victoria Cabanos
James Cocks
Melody Kanschat
Amy Kaufman
Brad King
Steven LeBlanc
Chris Lorway
Vincent D. Mogorrian
Heather Maximea
Ashley Mohr
Breck Perkins
Maria Piacente
Ronald M. Ronacher Jr.
Tom Seiler
Ted Silberberg
Catharine Tanner
Brenda Taylor
Craig Thompson
Phillip Thompson
Steven Weintraub
Peter Wilson
Elizabeth Wylie

Sam AndersonSamuel M. Anderson is principal of Samuel Anderson Architects, established 1991. He has designed conservation laboratories, galleries, collections storage, and other projects for a variety of clients including the Harvard University Art Museums, The Museum of Modern Art, the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, the Morgan Library & Museum, the Guggenheim Museum (New York and Abu Dhabi), the Whitney Museum, the Barnes Foundation, and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. His firm has completed feasibility studies for the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University, the Denver Art Museum, the Dallas Museum of Art and the Dia Foundation among others. Sam teaches Design Studio and Building Technology at The Cooper Union in New York City. He has a lifelong commitment to finding elegance through the efficient use of space, material, and energy in close collaboration with clients.


Joy BaileyJoy Bailey is a senior consultant in Lord Cultural Resources’ New York office where she leads the company’s public engagement practice. A skilled facilitator, outreach specialist, and certified interpretive planner, Joy works with institutional leaders, city officials, developers, architects, and planners to discover new ways to cultivate audiences for public institutions. A native of Atlanta, Joy honed her skills working at the Institute of Museum and Library Services in Washington, the Albany Civil Rights Institute, and in leadership positions on notable projects like the National September 11 Memorial and Museum, the Schomburg Center of the New York Public Library System, and the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington. Joy is a graduate of Florida A&M University and holds an MA in arts management from American University in Washington. She serves on the board of the Association of African American Museums (AAAM) and the leadership advisory board of the Girl Scouts of Greater New York.


Sarah BrophySarah Brophy, LEED-AP, is a consultant for organizations pursuing environmental sustainability in their fund-raising, buildings, operations, and programming. She works with clients across the country: gardens, zoos, aquariums, and historic sites as well as natural resource and higher education organizations. She has a BA from Sweet Briar College and an MA from the College of William & Mary with a certificate in history administration from the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. Sarah is coauthor of The Green Museum: A Primer on Environmental Sustainability, and author of Is Your Museum Grant-Ready? Her articles on sustainability have appeared in AAM’s Museum News and Museum magazines, and The American Public Garden Association’s journal Public Garden. Currently she is a co-chair of the American Association of Museums’ Professional Interest Committee on Environmental Sustainability. Sarah is bent on demonstrating that museums must be leaders in sustainable living and learning.


Victoria CabanosVictoria Cabanos, principal of the Stuart-Lynn Company, is an architect and construction professional with a broad range of experience in design, project management, and all aspects of the building process. She has over twenty-three years of experience in the construction industry directing budgeting, scheduling, resource management, and vendor contracts. Victoria is a graduate of Cornell University with a bachelor of science degree in design and environmental analysis. She is a New York State licensed real estate appraiser and an active member of the American Institute of Architects, the American Society of Professional Estimators, the Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering, the Real Estate Board of New York, and the National Association of Women Business Owners. Victoria is also a trustee of the Bronx Museum of the Arts and a member of the board of managers of the Chinatown YMCA in New York City.


James CocksJames Cocks, Toronto-based consultant with Lord Cultural Resources, is a planner with over five years of practical experience. His work in facility planning includes complex developments such as the visual arts facilities of the West Kowloon Cultural District in Hong Kong. James also brings direct, hands-on perspectives on preventive conservation from his experience in planning and treating a range of historic sites and institutions along the U.S. west coast. He has presented and published his work through the American Institute for Conservation, where he is also a member of the Collections Emergency Response Team, and through the Western Association for Art Conservation. James is a LEED Accredited Professional with a bachelor’s degree in architecture from Yale University and a master’s degree in urban planning from Columbia University.


Melody Kanschat is an arts professional with broad experience in management, communications, fund-raising, and master plan development. She consults with a variety of nonprofit institutions across the country and is known for bringing a perspective to every project that synthesizes a drive for excellence with a practical sensibility. In 2011, Ms. Kanschat concluded a twenty-two-year career with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), where she served in a variety of executive capacities. Most recently she served as the museum’s president and chief operating officer and was responsible for the day-to-day operations of the museum, overseeing a total annual expense budget of over US$60 million, as well as leading a ten-year capital expansion campaign and strategic planning process. Melody holds a BS degree in radio, television, and motion pictures from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana.


Amy KaufmanAmy Kaufman is the managing director for Lord Cultural Resources in the United States. Her work focuses on institutional, business, and strategic planning; organizational development; marketing; staff training; and operational implementation. Amy has worked with institutions ranging from art museums to heritage sites to botanic gardens. She was the project manager for the Heritage, Education and Tourism development at Constitution Hill in Johannesburg, the renowned site of South Africa’s Constitutional Court and a mixed-use development. Before joining Lord in 2003, Amy was director of planning and operations for special projects at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, where she planned and launched a series of initiatives and feasibility studies. Originally hired as the director of visitor services during a period of major expansion, she revamped operational and financial procedures, projected attendance and revenue, and analyzed market conditions. Amy has a master of arts in Latin American studies from New York University and a bachelor of arts cum laude in art history from Tulane University.


Brad KingBrad King, vice president responsible for Lord Cultural Resources’ management consultancy stream, holds a PhD in history from the University of Toronto, where he lives. Brad has led or contributed to a wide variety of planning projects since joining Lord over ten years ago. He has analyzed many museum collections, from the holdings of specialized institutions such as military and maritime museums to the more comprehensive collections of large urban institutions and entire museum systems. He regularly employs his widespread knowledge to recommend display and storage-space allocations, plan for future collection growth, and facilitate exhibition development. From the Saadiyat Island projects in Abu Dhabi to the development of a cultural district in Hong Kong and the planning for a major multicomponent cultural center in Saudi Arabia, Brad has been involved in some of the most interesting and ambitious cultural projects of our time and brings a wealth of international experience to his work.


Steven LeBlankSteven A. LeBlanc is director of collections at Harvard University’s Peabody Museum in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He attended Pomona College, University of California Santa Barbara, and Washington University in St. Louis, and did postdoctoral work in human genetics at the University of Michigan. He was a curator at the Southwest Museum in Los Angeles and the Maxwell Museum in New Mexico. He has done field work in the Middle East and the American southwest with a focus on the Mimbres culture of southwestern New Mexico, which has been published in seven books and numerous articles. He has worked with numerous museums in automating their collection records and is currently working on identifying artists in Mimbres pottery by using and expanding the Mimbres Online Database, while helping the Arizona State Museum build a similar database of prehistoric Hopi yellow ware.


Barry LordBarry Lord, co-president of Lord Cultural Resources, is internationally known as one of the world’s leading museum planners. Based in Toronto but working globally, Barry brings over fifty years of experience in the management and planning of museums, galleries, and historic sites to the hundreds of projects he has directed. With a BA in philosophy from McMaster University followed by graduate work at Harvard University’s Center for the Study of World Religions, Barry cofounded Lord Cultural Resources with his wife, Gail Lord, in 1981. Together they edited and wrote the world’s first book on the subject, Planning Our Museums (1983) and two previous editions of The Manual of Museum Planning (1991 and 1999). Barry also coauthored The Cost of Collecting (1989) and The Manual of Museum Management (1997, 2nd edition, 2009); coedited The Manual of Museum Exhibitions (2002); and wrote and edited The Manual of Museum Learning (2007). Gail and Barry’s most recent book is Artists, Patrons, and the Public: Why Culture Changes (AltaMira Press, 2010).


Gail LordGail Dexter Lord, co-president of Lord Cultural Resources, is one of the world’s foremost museum planners. With a BA in history and graduate work at the University of Toronto, Gail has extensive experience in the museum and cultural sector and brings exceptional vision and knowledge to each of the projects she leads. She cofounded Lord Cultural Resources with her husband, Barry Lord, in 1981 and has led hundreds of projects over thirty years. She has been instrumental in developing the field of museum planning, having coauthored with Barry Lord The Manual of Museum Exhibitions (2002); The Manual of Museum Management (1997, 2nd edition 2009); two previous editions of The Manual of Museum Planning (1991, 1999); and The Cost of Collecting (1991). Gail coauthored with Kate Markert The Manual of Strategic Planning (2007) and has published numerous articles on a wide range of museum topics. Gail and Barry’s most recent book is Artists, Patrons, and the Public: Why Culture Changes (AltaMira Press, 2010).


Chris LorwayChris Lorway joined Lord Cultural Resources as director, Festivals and Performing Arts in 2011 after five seasons as the founding artistic director of the Luminato Festival in Toronto, where he helped shape and implement the festival’s overall artistic vision and program. Chris has over twenty years of experience in the arts and cultural field as an administrator, producer, presenter, and performer. He holds an MA in arts administration from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Music Education from the University of Western Ontario. He has lectured at the University of Toronto, Columbia University, New York University, the Ontario College of Art and Design, and Humber College, and is a regular lecturer on strategic planning and financial modeling for the Clore Duffield Leadership Program in the United Kingdom.


Vincent MagorrianVincent D. Magorrian retired as the director of building operations from the Museum of Modern Art in New York, a position he held for sixteen years. He worked in building operations for twenty-seven years with an emphasis on fire safety in health institutions. While at MoMA he participated in major construction projects such as the development of a Moving Image Preservation Center at MoMA Queens and the museum’s new facility in Manhattan, where he advised on the equipment and machine room layout. He was a founding member and past president of the International Association of Museum Facility Directors as well as serving in other positions such as chair of the education committee. He is a past member of the Building Owners and Managers Association and BOMI International as well as the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers.


Lindsay MartinLindsay Martin, senior consultant in Lord Cultural Resources' New York City office, is a skilled arts strategist with ten years of experience in the field. A critical thinker, she is committed to working with clients to develop creative and effective strategies for their institutions, while serving day-to-day operational needs. Using an integrated approach, she identifies long-range solutions focused on all aspects of sustainability—social, economic, and cultural as well as environmental. Lindsay specializes in strategic, organizational, and facilities planning. With Lord she has advised a wide range of organizations from public gardens to art museums and private collections. She also serves on the board of PIC-Green, a professional interest committee of the American Association of Museums, as well as on the planning committee for the Building Museums Conference.


Heather MaximeaHeather Maximea is a museum planner with over thirty years of experience in the field. As a senior consultant at Lord Cultural Resources, Heather participates in collections, exhibition, and facility planning projects for cultural institutions worldwide, contributing an understanding of the needs of all users from collections to staff and visitors. Based on Canada’s west coast, she is the author of over thirty Functional Programs for successful complex building projects for museums, galleries, and cultural centers worldwide, and advises on strategic facilities interventions that help cultural organizations optimize their facilities for current programming. She holds an Honours BA in anthropology from the University of British Columbia and went on to the graduate program in Museum Studies at the University of Toronto.


Ashley MohrAshley Mohr is an independent consultant who has most recently worked on projects for Lincoln Center, the Battery Conservancy, and the Olympic Park Legacy Committee in East London. Prior to consulting, Ashley was the finance director at the Whitney Museum in New York, developing the museum’s US$30 million operating budget and conducting strategic and financial planning for a $680 million new building project. Ashley began her career as a credit analyst and underwriter at JPMorgan Chase, working with nonprofit institutions to structure loans and bond financing. Ashley holds an undergraduate degree from Georgetown University in finance and government and an MBA from New York University’s Stern School of Business. Ashley is currently the CFO at Dia Art Foundation.


Breck PerkinsBreck Perkins, principal of the Stuart-Lynn Company, is a veteran construction industry executive based in New York with over thirty years of experience on projects of all sizes and types in many geographic locations. He began his career as a journeyman welder and continued on with a formal education in Construction Management at the Pratt Institute. He has been a registered professional construction estimator for over six years and is a member of the American Society of Professional Estimators. Breck has also served as an expert witness in construction arbitration and mediation cases, representing clients in disputes with contractors. In this capacity he has helped to bring a clearer understanding of claims to be made, assessed distinct responsibility for such claims, and assisted in the recovery of unnecessary expenditures to the satisfaction of all parties involved.


Maria PiacenteMaria Piacente, vice president for exhibitions and events at Lord Cultural Resources, specializes in interpretive planning, content development, and project management for cultural projects of all sizes, ranging in scope from art to science and history. Grounded in current museological theory, Maria’s global experience enables her to incorporate both conceptual and curatorial aspects with leading-edge technological applications, ensuring an exciting and enriching visitor experience within operational realities. Based in Toronto, she works effectively with museum staff, architects, designers, engineers, and multimedia experts around the world to coordinate and plan all communicative elements of exhibitions, and to oversee fabrication and multimedia production while maintaining quality, schedule, and budget. Maria holds a bachelor of arts degree in archaeology and Near Eastern History and a master’s degree in museum studies, both from the University of Toronto.


Ronald M. Ronacher Jr., an associate in the Resilience, Security and Risk group at Arup, is responsible for maintaining and developing the security skill sets of others. With a degree in mechanical engineering, he is also an accredited physical security professional, certified master anti-terrorism specialist and certified institutional protection manager. Ron has also received training from such sources as the New York Police Department, the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency, and the International Foundation of Cultural Property Protection. While providing security consulting and engineering services for a wide range of projects and clients, he has a particular focus on cultural properties ranging from fine art museums to memorials. Ron has a strong belief in a holistic approach to security—how each element of the built environment, such as architecture, landscape, building systems, policies, and procedures influence the overall safety and security provided for people, collections, and the building.


Tom SeilerTom Seiler is a registered architect and LEED Accredited Professional. He is a highly experienced senior project manager and design director who has led diverse teams of professionals in geographically dispersed locations, fast-paced environments, and a variety of project typologies. His strong technical and managerial qualifications have resulted in an impressive track record of more than twenty-eight years of hands-on experience in master planning, facility planning, architectural design, construction administration, project management, and systems delivery strategies. He lives in Baltimore, Maryland, but has worked as a project manager in the Middle East and elsewhere around the world. Tom holds a bachelor of design in architecture from the University of Florida.


Ted SilberbergTed Silberberg is the senior principal responsible for market and financial planning at Lord Cultural Resources, the world’s largest firm specializing in the planning and management of museums and other cultural institutions. He has worked in the field for over thirty years, is a certified management consultant, and the author of various articles associated with business planning for museums. His business plans and feasibility studies are known to be reliable and realistic, and he is often asked to review institutions’ projections in order to recommend ways to increase revenues or decrease expenses. Ted has spoken at a variety of conferences on issues associated with revenue generation, cost control, market analysis, site evaluation, and other related business planning topics. He holds an MA from York University and lives in Toronto.


Catharine TannerCatharine Tanner is a registered architect with over thirty years of professional and management experience as a respected consultant in the cultural field. As vice president at Lord Cultural Resources based in Toronto, Catharine applies her facility planning skills and experience to a wide range of projects around the world. She is dedicated to identifying requirements and solutions that meet client and visitor needs and to developing enhanced systems and practices for the facility planning process. Catharine has provided particular leadership in developing functional museums that are welcoming, and has directed lobby reviews and visitor services and circulation studies for museums in Asia, Europe, and North America. She has also participated as an advisor and managed a wide range of national and international architectural competitions and selection processes for museums. Catharine is a graduate of the School of Architecture at the University of Toronto.


Brenda TaylorBrenda Taylor joined Lord Cultural Resources in 2011 as librarian and knowledge management director. As an information professional with over eight years of experience in government and corporate libraries, she brings considerable expertise in planning and implementing effective knowledge and information management services. Now living in Toronto, Brenda previously managed a provincial government management and information technology library in Victoria, BC, and worked as an information specialist at The Conference Board of Canada in Ottawa. She holds a master of library and information studies with a specialization in knowledge management from McGill University in Montreal, a library and information technician diploma from Algonquin College in Ottawa, and a bachelor of arts in psychology from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario.


Craig Thompson has read for philosophy at Rhodes University, and is currently engaged by IDC Consultants in South Africa.


Phillip Thompson has a background in architecture and property development in southern Africa, North America, and the Caribbean. Having returned to South Africa in 1985, he held a partnership in another architectural consultancy before forming his own firm, IDC Consultants, in 1993 with a focus on community participation in development, environmental management, and universal design. In 1992 he started South Africa’s National Environmental Accessibility Program, the country’s first comprehensive approach to accessibility, and served as an executive member of Disabled People South Africa from 1991 to 1999. He chaired the South African Federal Council on Disability from 1994 to 1999, and was its executive director until 2003. He served on the South African Tourism Board from 1997 to 2000, chaired its Satour Standards and Grading Committee, and is currently a council and board member of the South African Tourism and Sport Standard Education and Training Authority. Phillip has provided universal access consulting throughout Africa, Asia, Europe, and North America, and is currently the Africa chairperson for the International Commission on Technology and Accessibility.


Steven Weintraub, a principal at Art Preservation Services, consults with museums as an environmental preservation specialist. Past and current projects include consulting on the conservation practices of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington and the preservation of World Trade Center artifacts for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey as well as for the National September 11 Memorial and Museum in New York City. Prior to founding APS in 1988, Steven was an objects conservator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and a conservation/environmental researcher at the Getty Conservation Institute in Los Angeles. Steven’s pioneering work on museum microclimates includes the development of leakage testing equipment and high-performance silica gel for showcases. Actively involved in innovative research on color perception and illumination of museum collections, Steven has lectured internationally and is currently teaching preventive conservation at the Conservation Center of the New York University Institute of Fine Arts.


Peter WilsonPeter Wilson gained an MA in natural sciences from the University of Cambridge before training as an art conservator at Tate Gallery in London. He joined Tate’s staff as, successively, a conservator, the head of collections management, and the Gallery’s project director for the planning, design, and construction of Tate St. Ives (1993), Tate Liverpool (1998), Tate Modern (2000), and Tate Britain’s Centenary Development (2001). He moved from the visual to the performing arts when he was appointed project director for the transformation of the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in 2005. That project was completed to considerable acclaim in 2010, earning the Royal Shakespeare Company the accolade “Client of the Year” from the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), of which Peter is an Honorary Fellow. Peter has acted as associate to Lord Cultural Resources’ European company, Lordculture, in the United Kingdom for several years, contributing his expertise to a number of museum capital projects in Europe and the Middle East.


Elizabeth WylieElizabeth Wylie, LEED AP, is an art historian and former museum curator and director with more than twenty years of museum experience. With Sarah Brophy, Elizabeth is coauthor of The Green Museum: A Primer on Environmental Practice (AltaMira Press, 2008). She is a frequent speaker at regional and national conferences on museums, preservation, and environmental practice and was on the founding board of PIC-Green, a professional interest committee of the American Association of Museums. Elizabeth currently serves on the board of an eighteenth-century house in her Boston neighborhood, and is director of business development at Finegold Alexander, a Boston-based national architecture practice that focuses on sustainable design and the revitalization and reuse of existing buildings and sites.



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