Essay on The Museum Of Coastal Carolina

2450 Words Sep 21st, 2016 10 Pages
The purpose of this project is to interview current museum directors from different museums to better understand the position as a whole. One director interviewed is from the Museum of Coastal Carolina in North Carolina and the other a director Virginia Museum of Natural History in Virginia. The topics discuss cover daily tasks, concerns, and issues that come with the director’s position. Personal guides and general advice from each director are also provided. This information will link what is learned through assigned readings to real-life examples of how a museum is managed by its director and to further our understanding of the leadership and management roles in a museum.

The Museum of Coastal Carolina
The Museum of Coastal Carolina is located at Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina. A man by the name of Stuart Ingram had a vision of sharing his knowledge of the nature and science of the coast of North Carolina. Mr. Ingram turned that into a reality and in May of 1991, the Museum of Coastal Carolina was opened to the public. The organization added a planetarium, a separate museum from the Coastal Carolina museum, focusing on aspects of the earth and the universe surrounding it, at another location in May of 2002. With many donations and help from his family, friends, and the community the museums started to flourish. Today the Museum of Coastal Carolina provides the public with exhibits of the natural science, environment, cultural history of the coastal region of…

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