President and Chief Executive Officer
Museum Partners Consulting, LLC
Claudia B. Ocello formed Museum Partners Consulting, LLC (MPC) in 2008 after losing her full-time museum job in the recession, and serves as its President & CEO. MPC consults with museums of all sizes and disciplines all across the country on exhibitions, education programs, accessibility and evaluation projects.
During her 10-year tenure at NJ Historical Society, Claudia led a team of educators to develop and teach award-winning education programs and work on award-winning exhibitions first as Curator of Education, and then as Director of Programs and Exhibitions. In 2008, Claudia received the Award for Excellence in Practice from the Education Committee of AAM. In 2013, The NJ Association of Museums honored Claudia with their John Cotton Dana Award.
Claudia co-taught Introduction to Museum Education I and II in the Masters in Museum Professions Program at Seton Hall University as an adjunct faculty member for 19 years. Seton Hall University named her Adjunct Faculty Teacher of the Year in 2017.
Claudia co-authored a chapter in a forthcoming (2019) book about historic house museums re-inventing themselves and has published articles in Museum Magazine, authored a chapter in the revised edition of Building Museum School Partnerships (AAM, 2010) as well as a chapter about audiences in The Routledge Companion to Museum Ethics (Routledge, 2011) and several chapters in A Life in Museums: Managing Your Museum Career (AAM, 2011). She served a 3-year term on the Steering Committee for EdCom (Education Committee); serves as a reviewer for the Museum Assessment Program; is a member of regional, state, and local museum groups; co-moderates #MuseumEdChat on Twitter; and actively mentors young professionals in the museum field. Claudia is currently Acting Chair of the Independent Museum Professionals Network of AAM, a new Professional Network she helped co-found.
Monday, May 20
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM