Marjorie Schwarzer served as professor and chair of the
Department of Museum Studies at John F. Kennedy University from
1997 to 2011. She has held leadership positions in museums -
including the Boston Children's Museum, Chicago
Children's Museum and Chicago's Museum of Science
and Industry -- since completing her MBA in nonprofit management
from UC, Berkeley in 1983.
An award-winning writer, critic and teacher, Marjorie is author
of Riches, Rivals and Radicals: 100 Years of Museums in
America (American Association of Museums, 2006; 2nd edition
2012), as well as numerous scholarly and popular articles about
museum leadership, technology, education, exhibitions and history.
She has served on the boards of the Western Museums Association and
AAM's Committee on Museum Professional Training, and
taught museum studies at Bank Street College in New York City,
University of Victoria (Canada) and in the United Arab Emirates.
Forthcoming publications include "Rules of the Game," a
conversation about curatorial ethics in the United Arab Emirates
co-written with Leigh Markopoulos and Aisha Deemas (Reimagining
Museums: practice in the Arabian Peninsula, ed. Pamela
Erskine-Loftus) and "No Heroes: Re-visiting the Museum Leadership
Crisis," (Museums and the Paradox of Change, 3rd edition,
ed. Robert Janes).