LAURA B. ROBERTS
Laura B. Roberts, principal of Roberts Consulting, believes that cultural nonprofit organizations are among a community’s most valuable assets. She helps them create compelling and exciting strategic plans and develop strong organizations capable of implementing those plans. Her goal is to help organizations, regardless of their size, be valued public assets, relevant to their communities’ needs and challenges.
Recent projects include:
Guiding strategic planning for the RISD Museum, Fairfield (CT) Museum and History Center, Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Boston Children’s Museum, and Garrison (NY) Art Center.
Working with education and public programs staff at the Experience Museum Project to create a unified, coordinated 5-year program plan.
Facilitating meetings with board, staff, and community stakeholders for the Landmark Society of Western New York as they refined their mission and deliberated disposition of the Campbell-Whittlesey House.
Helping the New England Aquarium successfully prepare for re-accreditation by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and the American Association of Museums.
Writing and compiling an online management toolkit for the National Guild for Community Arts Education.
Laura teaches in the graduate Museum Leadership Program at Bank Street College and Harvard University’s museum studies graduate program. Previously, she was an adjunct instructor at Tufts University and Boston University School of Management. For six years, she was executive director of the New England Museum Association, and for 14 years she was an educator in history museums. She is also the former executive director of the Boston Center for Adult Education. She currently serves as the chair of the Tufts University Art Gallery Advisory Board, chair of the board of First Night Boston, secretary of the board of the Institute for Learning Innovation and on the boards of Cambridge’s new Central Square Theater and the Mary Baker Eddy Library.
Laura B. Roberts
1715 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
617 492-5048 phone
617 500-4608 fax
617 640-0015 mobile
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