Meet our 2017 Museum Capacity Building Team, with more than 50 years of combined experience in the museum field.
- Rob ForloneyRob has almost twenty years experience in the museum field as an educator, administrator and consultant. He uses his expertise to generate the vision, resources, and innovation necessary for cultural institutions to meet specific operational and strategic goals. His diverse set of talents including planning, programming and fund-raising, which has allowed him to organize community-orientated initiatives — from development to implementation — in numerous settings. Rob also teaches emerging museum professionals, serves in leadership roles for professional associations, and advocates for collaborative involvement in all aspects of museum work.
Areas of Expertise
Strategic planning • Interpreter training for staff or volunteers • Programming for diverse audiences • Community engagement • Collaborative planning/coordination • Exhibition design and layout • Identifying main themes and developing narratives • Creating interactive experiences • Project management from exhibition schedule to fabrication • Exhibit installation
- Kate LivieKate is a professional Chesapeake educator, writer and historian. She is passionate about the Chesapeake Bay’s culture and landscape. She currently serves as the director of education at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Maryland, has written about the Bay’s history and traditions for publications from Wooden Boat to the Chesapeake Bay Journal, and blogs regularly at beautifulswimmers.tumblr.com. She is an accomplished public speaker, and has presented at the Maryland Historical Society, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, the Calvert Marine Museum, and Washington College.
Areas of Expertise
School programming • Developing educational programming for adults and children • Interpreter training for docents, staff or volunteers • Using exhibit content and narrative as material for social media, press releases, articles and other communications
- Beth Maloney
Beth is a museum education consultant providing expertise to museums, historic sites and cultural organizations. She has a deep interest in developing innovative and engaging programs that inspire life long learning and stewardship while promoting access to cultural resources. Beth develops and teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in the Museum Studies field, serves as a peer reviewer for the Journal of Museum Education, and has helped create gallery guides, teacher lesson plans, and docent resources for publication and online use.
Areas of Expertise
Curriculum and program development • Interpretive planning • Vistor experience planning • Community engagement • Collaborative planning/coordination • Exhibition research and writing • Creating interactive experiences • Project management • Educator and docent training
- Theresa WordenTheresa is the program coordinator for the Museum on Main Street program at Maryland Humanities; The Way We Worked is her first exhibition tour. She is also the curator at Captain Avery Museum in Shady Side, Maryland, a small historic property facing the West River near Annapolis. She has managed historical collections, archives, and photographs — leveraging these resources to produce exhibits, books, and online publications. Theresa’s true passion is using her expertise in design and heritage collections to help small institutions become visitor-centered, community-minded, sustainable organizations that are essential to their local landscape.
Areas of Expertise
Project management • Exhibition design, layout, and installation • Event planning, logistics, and coordination • Editing and design for publication • Archives processing and management • Interpretation and vision planning
Meet the 2017 MoMS Maryland team.
- Host 1
February 3 – March 24
Western Maryland Heritage Association, at Allegany Museum
with partners Allegany College, Allegany County Historical Society, Allegany Library System, C. Gilchrist Museum of the Arts, C&O Canal National Historical Park, F. Brook Whiting House, Frostburg University, Frostburg Museum, Frostburg Discovery Center, Gordon-Roberts House, and Thrasher Carriage Museum.
Cumberland, MD (Allegany County)
Museum Manager, Allegany Museum
Board Vice President, Allegany Museum
- Host 2
March 31 – May 19
Grand Army of the Republic (G.A.R.) Post # 25 “Sumner Hall”
with primary partner, C.V. Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience, and Downtown Chestertown Association, Greater Chestertown Initiative, Historical Society of Kent County, Kent County Arts Council, Kent County Library, Kent County Schools, Kent County Tourism Office, Museums of Kent County, RiverArts, Sultana Education Foundation, Town of Chestertown offices of Economic Development and the Mayor, Upper Shore Workforce Investment Board, Center for Environment and Society, and Clifton E. Miller Library.
Chestertown, MD (Kent County)
Treasurer, Sumner Hall
Jean C. Wortman
Assistant Director, C.V. Starr Center of American Experience
- Host 3
May 26 – July 14
Carroll County Farm Museum
with partners Union Mills Homestead Foundation Inc. and Gatehouse Museum of History.
Westminster, MD (Carroll County)
Stefanie Strosnider Basalik
Curator, Carroll County Farm Museum
Executive Director, Union Mills Homestead Foundation, Inc.
Curator, Gatehouse Museum of History
- Host 4
July 21 – September 8
Brunswick Heritage Museum
with partner Brunswick Public Library
Brunswick, MD (Frederick County)
James R. Castle
President, Brunswick Heritage Museum
Children’s Services/Assistant Branch Administrator, Brunswick Public Library
- Host 5
September 15 – November 3
Salisbury University Art Galleries – Downtown Campus
with partners Salisbury Arts & Entertainment Committee, Edward H. Nabb Center for Delmarva History and Culture at Salisbury University, and Fulton Public Humanities Program at Salisbury University.
Salisbury, MD (Wicomico County)
Director of Galleries, SU Art Galleries
Member of Salisbury Arts & Entertainment District Committee/Main Street Manager/Business Development Specialist, City of Salisbury
Audience Engagement Workshop
October 2016Stay tuned for more details soon! 10:00 am to 4:00 pm Washington, D.C.