Museums and Science Center Executive Search Clients of James Abruzzo
Science museums are found in most major cities in North America, Europe, and, more recently throughout Asia. They are one of the visitor attractions that define the modern, growing city, along with cultural centers, museums, zoos and aquariums. Science museums, with or without collections, are at the forefront of STEM learning and take science informal education to a new level. Once thought of as places of learning for children, they now are a gathering place for everyone interested in topics such as the environment, health, the intersection of science and humanity, and are a forum for discussion on issues that can change the world. James has worked with science centers in the US and abroad and also is a frequent speaker at consortia and conferences. James surveyed the state of succession planning among science centers in ASTC. James believes that the best science center leaders are those whose intentions are to change the world.
James is also an experienced recruiter for directors of art museums; he has conducted searches for art museum directors, written about the search process, opines frequently on compensation of art museum directors and the ethics of museum leadership.