05 October 2008

"Altered State" Exec Producer Jonathan Katz to speak at Calif Assn of Museums conference Feb 2009


Jonathan Katz, CEO of Cinnabar Inc. and executive producer of 35,000 square feet of exhibits for the new California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco, will speak at the next annual conference of the California Association of Museums (CAM), to be held February 2009 in San Francisco. The theme of the gathering is "Building Bridges: Collaboration, Innovation, Risk." Katz will talk about the Academy's 10,000 sq ft "Altered State" exhibit produced by Cinnabar, which addresses the topic of climate change and its effects on the state of California. Here is the summary from CAM's conference schedule:
SESSION 7D: Exhibitions: Experimentation, Risk, and Reward
Friday, Feb 27, 2009
California Association of Museums Annual Conference

"Most museums, big and small, are risk-averse, yet bold exhibits can really pay off. Speakers will discuss recent exhibitions that exemplify different kinds of risk, including those pushing the museum field into new territory with innovative designs and interpretive techniques, as well as risks that arise internally when new ambitions run up against tradition, budgets, and limited staff time. Join us for a lively discussion on the rewards and challenges involved in daring to try something new. Moderators: Ann Marshall, Director Exhibitions, Autry National Museum and Kitty Connolly, Botanical Education Manager, The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens. Presenters: Jonathan Katz, President and CEO, Cinnabar; Jonathan Spaulding, Vice President of Exhibitions, Autry National Center."

Photos: Cinnabar Inc.