All the way from San Francisco: An interview with George Jacob, Class of 1996

As part of the MMSt50 celebrations, Musings Blog contributing editor, Elizabeth Cytko, will be interviewing alumni to ask them about their experiences in the program, where there are today and what their thoughts are on “risk-taking” in the museum field .

George Jacob, President & CEO of the Aquarium of the Bay, San Franscisco.  Photo source.

George Jacob, President & CEO of the Aquarium of the Bay, San Franscisco. Photo source.

This month, Cytko interviewed George Jacob, who as the first Commonwealth Scholar, graduated in 1996 from the Master of Museum Studies. His extensive CV includes being trained at the Smithsonian, attending the Birla Institute of Technology and Science, attending the Getty Leadership Institute at Claremont Graduate University as well as the Yale School of Management. He mixes IT innovations with traditional museum approaches with a special focus on the idea of a living museum. He is the author of seven books focused on the future of Museum Design and Practice. He has worked at various institutions including the Philip J. Currie Museum in Northern Alberta, the Mauna Kea Astronomy Education center in Hawaii and is currently at the San Francisco Bay Ecotarium.

Click here to read the full interview.

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