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Carolynne Harris

Museum Consultant

Carolynne Harris is a museum planner and industry specialist with more than 25 years of experience in the field. She joined Arts Consulting Group (ACG) in 2016 as Vice President to lead ACG’s new Museum Planning practice and enhance its Denver presence. Throughout her career Ms. Harris has planned, executed, and implemented a vast array of museum initiatives including renovations and expansions, and she has excelled in developing rich content for deeply engaging visitor experiences.

Prior to joining ACG, Ms. Harris founded and led Carolynne Harris Museum Consulting. The firm focused on providing strategic, creative, technical, operational, and three-­dimensional communication expertise to cultural experiences in all stages of development, resulting in more than $100 million of built visitor experiences. Her clients have included the College Football Hall of Fame, U.S. Capitol Visitors Center, Center for Puppetry Arts, and Earl Scruggs Center: Music & Stories from the American South.

Ms. Harris began her career at the Smithsonian Institution. Serving as the Assistant Director for Exhibits at the
Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service and as Exhibits Manager at the Fernbank Museum of Natural
History in Atlanta, she developed more than 40 exhibitions, managed staff, and streamlined processes to meet
budgetary and programmatic objectives.

Ms. Harris has been published in Curator, organized and presented sessions at national conferences of the
American Alliance of Museums, and reviewed grants for the Institute of Museum and Library Services. She is a
member of the American Alliance of Museums and the National Association for Museum Exhibition. Ms. Harris has
also served on the board of directors for the Pennsylvania Museum Association.

Ms. Harris holds a bachelor of arts in anthropology from the University of Virginia and a master of arts in
interdisciplinary liberal arts from Emory University.

Contact: charris@artsconsulting.com

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