Panel Report Museum Level 3 (A)

Memorandum

TO: Florida Council on Arts and Culture
FROM: Kathryn Townsend, Panel Chair
DATE: August 25, 2015
SUBJECT:

Museum Level 3 (A) Panel, Meeting Report and Recommendations

The Museum Level 3 (A) grant panel meeting was held via teleconference on August 25, 2015. Thirty (30) eligible applications were reviewed and all were recommended for funding.

A complete list of all reviewed applications, with the request amounts and final scores, is provided in the following sections.

Panel comment was as follows:

There were no panel comments.

Public comment was as follows:

There were no public comments.

Panel Biographies

Bio not yet available.

Dorrie Hipschman

Lee County

  • Executive Director, Shell Museum & Educational Foundation, Sanibel, Florida
  • Executive Director, Bailey Matthews Shell Museum, Sanibel, Florida
  • Previously Executive Director, The Cade Museum, Gainesville, FL; The Building for Kids, Appleton, WI; and Platte River Parkway Trust, Casper, WY; and Development Director, Plaines Art Museum, Fargo, ND
  • B.A., American Studies, Georgetown University; M.B.A coursework, University of Hawaii

Judith Lombana

Pasco County

  • Previously, Vice President, Museum of Science and Industry, and Grants and Research Officer, School District of Hillsborough County, Tampa, Florida
  • Ed.D., Education Leadership/Evaluation, University of South Florida

Vinnie Luisi

Pinellas County

  • Executive Director, Dunedin Historical Museum, Dunedin, Florida
  • Current President and past Vice President, Florida Association of Museums
  • Over 28 years in the museum profession in curatorial, exhibit design, research, grant writing, publication, volunteer coordination, public/political liaison and administration
  • Previously Facilities Director, Nassau County Museums System, Long Island, New York and Curator, Tampa Bay History Center
  • M.A., Museum Studies, University of Denver; B.A., History and Anthropology, Oneonta State University

John Mason

Sarasota County

  • Executive Director, Gulf Coast Heritage Association, Historic Spanish Point
  • Former CFO, Motion Picture Association of America
  • Consultant for non-profits wordwide, including museums such as the Bishop, Honolulu, Science Museum of Minnesota, and Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History
  • M.B.A., Amherst College; M.A., Claremont Graduate University; B.A., Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth College

Jeremy Mikolajczak

Miami-Dade County

Jeremey Mikolajczak

  • Director & Chief Curator, Miami Dade College Museum & Galleries of Art & Design, Miami, Florida
  • Previously, Director & Chief Curator, University of Central Missouri Gallery of Art & Design; Assistant Gallery Director, Andrew Hollingsworth; and Curator of Exhibitions, Studio 23/The Arts Center
  • B.F.A, West Virginia University; M.F.A, University of Florida

Brenda Swann

St. Johns County

  • Deputy Director of Collections, Interpretation, and Programs, St. Augustine Lighthouse and Museum, St. Augustine, Florida
  • Previously, Archaeologist, Florida Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida; Visit Florida, Project Coordinator for Florida Spanish Colonial Heritage Trail publication; and Trail of Florida’s Indian Heritage, Inc., Project Director for Florida Native American Heritage Trail publication August 2006 to July 2007
  • Authored and co-authored articles and book chapters on Florida archaeology and history for Florida History and the Arts magazine, Southeastern Archaeology, American Antiquity, and the University Press of Florida
  • B.A., Social Science and M.A. History/Historical Archaeology, University of West Florida

Panel Recommendations

Date & Time August 25, 2015 9:00 AM - to conclusion
Application Types

GPS - Discipline-Based (Museum): Level 3

This list contains the panel recommendations to the Florida Council on Arts and Culture. This is not a final funding recommendation. Panel review is step 2 in a 4 step review process.

# App Num Applicant
Project Title
County
Application Type Request Recommendation Avg Score
1 17.6.170.398 Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Society, Inc.
Monroe County
GPS: Discipline-Based
Museum (Level 3)
$150,000 $150,000 96.833
2 17.6.170.399 Young At Art of Broward, Inc.
Broward County
GPS: Discipline-Based
Museum (Level 3)
$150,000 $150,000 96.667
3 17.6.170.512 Lowry Park Zoological Society of Tampa, Inc.
Hillsborough County
GPS: Discipline-Based
Museum (Level 3)
$150,000 $150,000 96.500
4 17.6.170.381 The Henry Morrison Flagler Museum
Palm Beach County
GPS: Discipline-Based
Museum (Level 3)
$150,000 $150,000 96.167
5 17.6.170.426 Conservancy of Southwest Florida, Inc.
Collier County
GPS: Discipline-Based
Museum (Level 3)
$25,000 $25,000 95.667
6 17.6.170.479 Miami Children's Museum, Inc.
Miami-Dade County
GPS: Discipline-Based
Museum (Level 3)
$150,000 $150,000 95.667
7 17.6.170.319 Tallahassee Museum of History and Natural Science, Inc.
Leon County
GPS: Discipline-Based
Museum (Level 3)
$150,000 $150,000 95.333
8 17.6.170.151 Norton Museum of Art, Inc.
Palm Beach County
GPS: Discipline-Based
Museum (Level 3)
$150,000 $150,000 95.000
9 17.6.170.067 The Morikami, Inc.
Palm Beach County
GPS: Discipline-Based
Museum (Level 3)
$150,000 $150,000 94.833
10 17.6.170.524 Vero Beach Museum of Art, Inc.
Indian River County
GPS: Discipline-Based
Museum (Level 3)
$150,000 $150,000 94.833
11 17.6.170.111 Bonnet House, Inc.
Broward County
GPS: Discipline-Based
Museum (Level 3)
$150,000 $150,000 94.667
12 17.6.170.403 The Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Inc.
Sarasota County
GPS: Discipline-Based
Museum (Level 3)
$150,000 $150,000 94.667
13 17.6.170.500 South Florida Museum and Bishop Planetarium, Inc.
Manatee County
GPS: Discipline-Based
Museum (Level 3)
$150,000 $150,000 94.667
14 17.6.170.049 Museum of Science & Industry, Inc.
Hillsborough County
GPS: Discipline-Based
Museum (Level 3)
$150,000 $150,000 93.667
15 17.6.170.167 The Museum of Art, Deland, Florida, Inc.
Volusia County
GPS: Discipline-Based
Museum (Level 3)
$94,703 $94,703 93.667
16 17.6.170.263 Historical Society of Central Florida, Inc.
Orange County
GPS: Discipline-Based
Museum (Level 3)
$150,000 $150,000 93.667
17 17.6.170.371 Historical Association of Southern Florida, Inc.
Miami-Dade County
GPS: Discipline-Based
Museum (Level 3)
$150,000 $150,000 93.667
18 17.6.170.051 City of Orlando
Orange County
GPS: Discipline-Based
Museum (Level 3)
$150,000 $150,000 93.333
19 17.6.170.157 Museum of Arts and Sciences, Inc.
Volusia County
GPS: Discipline-Based
Museum (Level 3)
$150,000 $150,000 93.333
20 17.6.170.498 The Florida International University Board of Trustees
Miami-Dade County
GPS: Discipline-Based
Museum (Level 3)
$149,638 $149,638 92.833
21 17.6.170.178 The Zoological Society of the Palm Beaches, Inc.
Palm Beach County
GPS: Discipline-Based
Museum (Level 3)
$150,000 $150,000 92.500
22 17.6.170.079 Jacksonville Zoological Society, Inc.
Duval County
GPS: Discipline-Based
Museum (Level 3)
$150,000 $150,000 92.333
23 17.6.170.118 Children's Museum of Tampa, Inc.
Hillsborough County
GPS: Discipline-Based
Museum (Level 3)
$150,000 $150,000 92.333
24 17.6.170.041 Museum of Contempoarary Art, Inc.
Miami-Dade County
GPS: Discipline-Based
Museum (Level 3)
$150,000 $150,000 91.833
25 17.6.170.314 Central Florida Zoological Society, Inc.
Seminole County
GPS: Discipline-Based
Museum (Level 3)
$150,000 $150,000 91.833
26 17.6.170.136 Museum of Science, Inc.
Miami-Dade County
GPS: Discipline-Based
Museum (Level 3)
$150,000 $150,000 90.167
27 17.6.170.335 Tampa Museum of Art, Inc.
Hillsborough County
GPS: Discipline-Based
Museum (Level 3)
$150,000 $150,000 90.167
28 17.6.170.365 The Florida Aquarium, Inc.
Hillsborough County
GPS: Discipline-Based
Museum (Level 3)
$150,000 $150,000 90.167
29 17.6.170.491 The University of South Florida
Hillsborough County
GPS: Discipline-Based
Museum (Level 3)
$145,000 $145,000 89.333
30 17.6.170.105 McKee Botanical Garden, Inc.
Indian River County
GPS: Discipline-Based
Museum (Level 3)
$20,000 $20,000 87.000