The Future of Museums: Scott Cooper, Academy of Natural Sciences

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*This event is occurring as a live webinar. Registrants will be emailed a link to access the program.*

The Future of Museums Dialogue Series
The world is rapidly changing around us, and it is questionable if the old frameworks for the development of programs and space programs for museums will still be relevant tomorrow. What would museums for the 21st century become if we were to we take this unprecedented time to explore new missions, visions, and (space) programs for existing and new institutions? Join us for an online series of live conversations as museum expert David van der Leer, Principal of DVDL DD, speaks with museum professionals from around the US and beyond.

In this week's installment, Van der Leer will be joined in conversation by Scott Cooper, PhD, President and CEO of The Academy of Natural Sciences, Drexel University. Founded in 1812, the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University is a leading Natural History Museum, located in Philadelphia, PA. This historic institution is dedicated to advancing research, education, and public engagement in biodiversity and environmental science. 

Scott Cooper, PhD, President and CEO, The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
David van der Leer,
 Principal, DVDL DD

Scott Cooper is an international museum professional and heritage preservation scholar. He has spent more than two decades protecting, transforming and promoting cultural sites and institutions around the world. He is President and CEO of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University. 

David van der Leer is a consultant, curator, educator, moderator, researcher, strategist, and writer. He is the principal of DVDL DD, a New York City and Rotterdam-based agency of cultural forecasters, institutional strategists, and design matchmakers, where he advises institutions, government agencies, corporations, and individuals in reinventing the institutions of yesterday and building the most inspirational institutions of tomorrow. Along with his consulting work, David van der Leer is a professor at the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture Planning and Preservation where he teaches a course called (Re)Programming Museums.

More in the series:  
July 14 - The Future of Museums: Nico Wheadon, NXTHVN  
July 21 - The Future of Museums: Alexandra Munroe, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum  
July 28 - The Future of Museums: Amsterdam Museum  
August 4 - The Future of Museums: Alexandra Cunningham Cameron, Cooper Hewitt 
August 18 - The Future of Museums: Damion L. Thomas, NMAAHC 

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