The MGMP team has extensive museum professional experience and expertise, bringing to each client a sense of the benchmarks for professional success that are employed by the leading institutions throughout the US. Because MGMP’s team members have worked in-depth on so many projects, we offer our clients a panoramic sense of what other organizations have done in similar situations, and which performance outcomes may parallel their own growth process. We can offer benchmarks of comparable institutions in terms of practice, policy, scale of operations, facility standards, budget needs, and staffing levels.
Marcy Goodwin, Principal
Marcy Goodwin’s career as a museum planning consultant developed from her experience in three disciplines: museum administration, exhibition design and building project management.
Prior to opening her consulting practice, she served as a museum administrator, a museum curator and a museum educator. She curated the exhibitions “Automobile and Culture” and “Louis I. Kahn, Architect” for The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and served as a curator for two exhibitions for the San Diego Art Center. She served as Assistant Director of the Junior Arts Center in Barnsdall Park and earlier as a museum educator at the Junior Arts Center and the Pasadena Art Museum. She taught design and color theory at Cal State Northridge and UCLA Extension between 1973 and 1977.
In the 1970s, she worked as a design professional in the development of large scale exhibitions. At the Office of Charles and Ray Eames she was the project manager in charge of developing the “Inventions” exhibit at the IBM Exhibition Center, New York. Through the office of Picture Design Group, Santa Monica, she helped develop the “Economics” exhibition for the Mark Taper Hall of Finance at the California Museum of Science and Industry. She created a major exhibition on the history of Los Angeles for the office of Richard Saul Wurman and the Los Angeles Bicentennial Committee, and conceived of, wrote and edited the first edition of the guidebook LA ACCESS for the same clients.
Ms. Goodwin is an authority on museum practice, museum facility design and art installations, and has lectured and directed seminars for the Association of Art Museum Directors (1988 and 1996), the American Association of Museums, the Western Museum Association, Lloyd’s of London and the Ganminster Insurance Group, the Los Angeles Art Fair, Westweek (the Pacific Design Center), the Los Angeles Chapter of the AIA, the Chicago Arts Club, the Harvard University Art Museums, the Snite Museum, University of Notre Dame, Wellesley College, the Speed Art Museum, and the New York Chapter of the AIA and the AIGA.
She developed space and administrative programs for museums throughout the United States in an independent consulting practice from 1978 to 1991. During this period, Ms. Goodwin directed building programs for such institutions as: The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; The Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco; The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; the Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh and the Tech Museum of Innovation, San Jose. During this period she also advised on building programs for several small, private museums, including the Hess Collection, Napa Valley and the Broad Foundation in Santa Monica.
Ms. Goodwin left her private practice and joined Stegeman and Kastner, a project management firm, in January 1991. In May 1995 she left Stegeman & Kastner and formed M. Goodwin Associates, Inc. Since May, 1995, working under the corporate structure of M. Goodwin Associates, Inc. she has developed over 75 large-scale projects for numerous institutions around the United States and Europe. In 2013, Ms. Goodwin created M. Goodwin Museum Planning.
Marcy Goodwin holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Chouinard Art School (later the California Institute of the Arts), and graduated from the Claremont Graduate School with a Master of Fine Arts degree.
Cameron Boodram, Project Associate
Cameron Boodram has experience administering non-profit organizations and working with researchers and staff at esteemed arts institutions in the U.S., Europe, and Asia.
He has worked with many visionary artists, composers, and conductors, including Pierre Boulez, Philip Glass, Wolfgang Rihm, Misato Mochizuki, Brian Ferneyhough, Gyorgy Kurtag, Ionko Stoyanov, the Arditti String Quartet, and ensemble Intercontemporain. In the course of his career, Cameron has received numerous awards and recognition for his work as a researcher, composer, and conductor.
A native of Los Angeles, Cameron has lived in Paris, Darmstadt, and Boston and has traveled extensively both in the United States and abroad. He is also an advisory member of the Board of Directors at the EU non-profit Foundation for Image Synthesis.
Cameron holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business and Composition from the Berklee College of Music and has undertaken graduate studies in Signal Analysis and Sound Design at the Institute for the Research and Coordination of Music and Acoustics in Paris, and the Internationales Musikintitut Darmstadt.
Susan Braun, Senior Project Associate
Mrs. Braun has worked as a project associate for M. Goodwin Associates, Inc. since October 2003. She assists the president of the firm, Marcy Goodwin, on all aspects of the firm’s consulting projects, including travel to project sites and research and development of project reports. Prior to joining M. Goodwin Associates, she worked as the Associate Director of Los Colores, a small, private Hispanic textile museum that focused on the weaving traditions of Mexico and New Mexico. She worked with all administrative aspects of this museum, including oversight of day-to-day operations, programs, education materials, grant proposals, membership and development activities, individual and corporate solicitations, publicity, media contact and community outreach. She maintained all the databases and assisted the director with curatorial activities, publications, as well as in-house and traveling exhibitions. She has extensive knowledge and expertise with board leadership and development. For the past ten years, Mrs. Braun has been involved in founding and developing the only private Jewish day school in New Mexico. She has served on the Executive Board since its inception, including two years as board president.
Susan Braun has also owned her own business, Braun Design & Research, offering consulting services for non-profit institutions and organizations.
Prior to her tenure at Los Colores, she served for six years as the Education Curator at the University Art Museum and Jonson Gallery, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque. Mrs. Braun earned her Master of Arts in 1988 at UNM in 19th & 20th Century Art of Europe and the Americas and her undergraduate degree in Art History from Northwestern University. Early in her career she was on the staff of the Art Institute of Chicago, initially working in the Department of Annual Programs. She soon joined the Department of American Arts as a Curatorial Researcher, compiling a catalogue of the permanent paintings collection.
Mrs. Braun holds an MA in 19th & 20th c. art and architecture in Europe and the Americas from the University of New Mexico and a BA in Art History with Departmental Honors and a minor in French from Northwestern University. Prior to attending Northwestern, she attended Lawrence College in Appleton, WI.
Ron Robertson, Project Associate
Ron Robertson has worked as a project associate for M. Goodwin Museum Planning since 1996. Mr. Robertson has been responsible for the management and creation of MGMP’s highly-detailed, multi-chapter consultation reports for dozens of Museum clients.
Ron has over 30 years of highly-technical, computer-related experience, and possesses an in-depth knowledge of both Mac and Windows operating systems. He has strong experience in networking systems for businesses large and small, in the creation of complex relational databases, in remotely managing mixed Mac/Windows networks, and in training users in various software applications.
Ron recently completed a 3-year term on the Board of the Heritage Rose Foundation, and was the technical and photo editor for their highly-acclaimed publication, Rosa Mundi. He previously served as the Associate Director of the Sonoma Valley Museum for over three years.