The Global Museum Leaders Colloquium (GMLC) is an invitational program hosted by the Office of the Director at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. It provides a unique opportunity for museum leaders from around the world to come together for a sustained exchange of ideas and expertise.
Twelve to fifteen museum leaders are invited each year to participate in the GMLC. The participants spend twelve days based at the Metropolitan, taking part in an intensive program of meetings and dialogues about museum management and strategy with the Metropolitan's senior specialists and administrators.
The GMLC aims to provide a 360-degree view of current museum practices, using the Metropolitan's experts and operations as a springboard for discussion. A significant portion of the schedule is reserved for open dialogue among the invited directors, who present case studies on their institutions and meet in small group workshops to explore timely issues confronting museums worldwide.
The GMLC is a laboratory for developing new, practical approaches to common challenges in museum leadership. By providing a forum for open exchange, it fosters collaboration among the participating institutions and countries, giving rise to an influential network of directors who are connected to the Metropolitan and to each other as alumni of the Global Museum Leaders Colloquium.
The 2016 GMLC will take place from April 11 through 22, 2016.
Please note that the Global Museum Leaders Colloquium is not a public program and is by invitation only.
The Global Museum Leaders Colloquium is made possible by Gilbert and Ildiko Butler.
Additional support has been provided by Jan and Marica Vilcek.
The Colloquium is also made possible in part by the Terra Foundation for American Art and Sotheby's.