Building a Place for History
Sally Yerkovich is the author of A Practical Guide to Museum Ethics (Rowman & Littlefield, 2016), Adjunct Professor of Museum Anthropology at Columbia University, Director of the Institute of Museum Ethics and Adjunct Professor in the Museum Professions Program at Seton Hall University, and faculty member for the Bank Street College Museum Leadership Program. Her work, which draws upon more than thirty years of leadership experience in museums and nonprofit cultural organizations, is increasingly engaged with how museums will face the ethical challenges of the future. She was President and CEO of The New Jersey Historical Society from 1997 until 2005 and also held leadership positions at the National Endowment for the Humanities, South Street Seaport Museum, Museum of the City of New York, Museum for African Art, and 9/11 Tribute Center. This session is also informed by her work as chair of the recent AAM Task Force on the use of funds from deaccessioning for the direct care of collections.