Brian Mancuso has been with Conner Prairie since 2012, leading efforts to conceptualize and create new exhibits and reinvigorate others.
As director of exhibits, he has led a team of five and outside vendors to make Create.Connect, Discovery Station and Craft Corner, Treetop Outpost and most recently the reimagined William Conner House.
Next month, he’ll head to California as one of 62 others selected for residency in an international executive education program for museum leaders.
Mancuso’s residency is through the Getty Leadership Institute at California’s Claremont Graduate University. He will be part of an international group hand-picked by the institute that includes participants from the U.S. and eight other countries. He’ll take part in a program designed for mid-level managers tapped as the next generation of museum leaders.
Before joining Conner Prairie, Mancuso was director of exhibits at the Health Museum in Houston, Texas. Originally from Tampa, Fla., he earned a bachelor’s degree in museum studies and history from Baylor University and a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction from the University of Nebraska.
Supported by the Getty Foundation, the Getty Leadership Institute focuses on fostering learning, thought leadership and networking for museum leaders. The institute has 1,600 alumni from 40 countries.