Museums Today: Understanding Endowments and Ethics in Museums

April – Wednesday, April 12 – 6PM EDT

Photo courtesy of the Cincinnati Business Courier.

What are endowments? Rebekah Beaulieu, author of the recently published Endowment Essentials for Museums, will introduce the topic of museum endowments with a particular focus on the innovative ways that endowments can support your museum’s mission, from ESG (environmental, social and governance-oriented) investing to divestment.

From negotiating endowment terms with donors to advocating for your endowment with a college or university administration, this session is designed for participants of all abilities to further their understanding of endowments. 

About Becky Beaulieu

Rebekah “Becky” Beaulieu, Ph.D. is the Louise Taft Semple President and CEO of the Taft Museum of Art. She previously served as director of the Florence Griswold Museum in Old Lyme, Connecticut, and as associate director of the Bowdoin College of Art in Brunswick, Maine. She is the author of the newly published Endowment Essentials for Museums (Rowman & Littlefield, 2022). Beaulieu serves as an American Alliance of Museums’ Accreditation Commissioner, Treasurer of the American Association for State and Local History, and as editor of the American Association of State and Local History book series for Rowman & Littlefield. 

How to Participate

To participate, register online, and we will email you a link and instructions for joining the program on Zoom. Simply follow that link at the time the event starts (3 p.m. EST). When you register, you can also request to receive a reminder email one day before the program with the link included. 

About the Museums Today Series

Each month during the academic year, museum leaders lead lively online discussions about critical issues in the field. This series is presented in partnership with The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum. Browse upcoming programs

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Susie Wilkening will be holding a members-only webinar to present these results on April 13th at 2PM EST.

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