The West Virginia Association of Museums is pleased to announce our keynote speaker for our annual conference in Charleston, WV on March 22-24, 2018: Nancy Moses, the chair of the Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission (PHMC). Nancy began her career as a Program Chief at the National Endowment for the Humanities and then went on to top management positions at WQED-Pittsburgh Public Broadcasting, the University of Pennsylvania’s Center for Philadelphia Studies, and the City of Philadelphia.
As an independent consultant, and through her firm, Collaborations, Inc. Nancy has helped clients create heritage tourism entities and digital learning labs; launch international, environmental and civic initiatives; and establish new philanthropies. Her clients range from government, foundations, and national cultural treasures to community-based heritage, economic development, and service organizations.
Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Nancy Moses has lived in Philadelphia since 1976, where she has been active in numerous boards and civic initiatives. She holds Bachelors and Masters degrees in American Studies from The George Washington University.
Her first book, Lost in the Museum: Buried Treasures and the Stories They Tell, “takes the reader behind the ’employees only’ doors to uncover the stories buried―along with the objects―in the crypts of museums, historical societies, and archives.” Her second book, Stolen, Smuggled Sold: On the Hunt for Cultural Treasures, “tells the dark and compelling stories of iconic cultural objects that were stolen, smuggled or sold, and eventually returned back to their original owner.” Both books will be available for sale following the keynote address.
The keynote address will take place the first day of the conference, March 22, in Charleston, WV. Location and time will be announced soon. The keynote is free and open to the public; however, the rest of the conference requires registration.