Paul Pearson, Adjunct Faculty
Paul Pearson is an independent consultant specializing in strategic and interpretive planning for museums. He recently investigated audience potential and best practices in program and facility design for a new children’s museum planned in Doha, Qatar. Mr. Pearson was the Senior VP of Visitor Experience at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum (BCM) where he led interpretive planning and experience development for a 52,000 square-foot capital expansion completed in 2008. He oversaw the growth of BCM’s exhibition, education and collections initiatives as well as visitor service planning, membership and earned income between 2001 and 2009. Mr. Pearson entered the museum field as a freelance designer before joining South Street Seaport Museum in 1986 as Exhibits Manager, then Curator and Director of Exhibitions. He is an alumnus of the Getty Foundation’s Museum Leadership Institute and served as President of the Youth Museum Exhibit Collaborative between 2005 and 2009.
Mr. Pearson holds a B.S. in art and education from St. John’s University (Minnesota) and received M.A. and M.F.A. degrees from the University of Iowa.