A native of Toronto, Canada, Brian worked in performing arts management before becoming Manager of Public Programs at the Royal Ontario Museum and Head of Interpretation at the Glenbow in Calgary. In the US, he has been Assistant Director of Education at the Indianapolis Museum of Art, Director of Education at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, and was for ten years Director of Education at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco. He has taught classes in art history and museum education at Johns Hopkins (Online) Museum Studies, Johnson Community College in Overland Park, and the University of Kansas in Lawrence.
Brian holds an MA in East Asian Art History and a BA in Fine Arts/Theatre.
MA, University of Kansas
Recent Publications and Presentations include
- Convener of “Leading the Future of Museum Education” national conference for museum education directors, hosted by History Colorado, Denver, May 2015.
- Principal author of “Denver Convening Report” (2016) follow up to convening.
- Author “Rethinking Curator/Educator Training and Interaction in the Co-production of Art Museum Exhibitions” in Villeneuve, Love (eds) Visitor Centered Exhibitions and Edu-Curation in Art Museums (Rowman & Littlefield, 2017)
- Lecture “ Changing Perspectives: New Pedagogies for an ancient Chinese painting” presented at National Art Education conference, New York, March 2016
- Session chair, American Alliance of Museums conference, Washington, May 2016.
- Panelist, American Alliance of Museums, St Louis, May 2017
- Numerous teaching resources and videos related to Asian Art and Culture, including the National Gallery of Arts “Golden Age of Chinese Archaeology” teacher’s guide in 2000.