• Title / Position: Director of Center for Chesapeake Studies
  • Organization: Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum
  • Website: www.cbmm.org

Robert Forloney is currently the Director of Center for Chesapeake Studies at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum where he oversees interpretative, academic and exhibition programs. He has worked in the field for almost twenty years- as a teacher for the New York City Museum School as well as an educator, administrator and consultant at institutions such as the Brooklyn Museum of Art, the Museum of the City of New York, the Morgan Library, American Museum of Natural History, the Museum of Modern Art and the South Street Seaport Museum. Whether working with an art institution or a history museum, Robert attempts to make objects and images accessible to diverse audiences through facilitating conversations as well as utilizing experiential learning techniques. He also strives to ensure that communities have their voice heard and are empowered by the cultural institutions that attempt to share their stories.

The Social Responsibility of Museums

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Talk Proposal: Like many colleagues I believe that cultural institutions have a social responsibility to the communities in which they are situated. But what exactly does this mean to each of us? Can there be consensus on how museums should serve the public? Should there be? Does this role change from history museums to fine… Read more »