Like many museums, the Art Institute of Chicago faces headwinds of operational complexity, a changing external environment, and resource limitations – all of which the museum must overcome to achieve its future aspirations for collection and institutional growth. As such, the Art Institute relies heavily on applied data and analytics to rationally understand the different business models that exist within the museum and ultimately make more informed decisions to further its mission. During this session, leadership from the museum will review their approach to bringing applied data and analytics to the museum through select case examples:
Vice President of Operations at The Art Institute of Chicago
Executive Director of Analytics at the Art Institute of Chicago
Senior Vice President for Finance, Strategy, and Operations at The Art Institute of Chicago
Interim Director of Operations, Department of Protection Services at The Art Institute of Chicago
Chicago has been the center of American architecture since the late 19th century. The city's most important early architects Louis Sullivan and his partner, Dankmar Adler, designed the Chicago Stock Exchange, built from 1893 to 1894. When the original Stock Exchange was demolished in 1972, sections of Sullivan's elaborate stenciled decorations, molded plaster capitals, and art glass were preserved from the Trading Room. Using these fragments, the Art Institute was able to reconstruct the Trading Room in its Rubloff Building between 1976 and 1977.