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CCL works with cultural and curatorial leaders to produce critical resources for the field at large. Publications are intended to share crucial knowledge with those interested in advancing the 21st-century museum.


CCL's publication project launched in 2017 in celebration of the organization's decennial year. As a complement to CCL's three annual training programs, this series positions the organization as a hub for curatorial training and knowledge. 

Know Before You Go: Some Questions a Potential Museum Director Should Ask

by Kimerly Rorschach, Trustee, CCL, and Illsley Ball Nordstrom Director and CEO, Seattle Art Museum
June 2017



Know Before You Go outlines financial, managerial, and museological matters that individuals should reflect upon when considering a museum leadership position. Spanning multiple areas including collections, endowment, capital campaigns, staff and board, and strategic planning, Rorschach coalesces over twenty years of experience as a museum director into an invaluable resource for the field at large.