Museum Studies | Faculty
Dr. Haitham Eid
Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Building, Room 215
Dr. Haitham Eid is Professor and Director of the Master of Arts in Museum Studies Program, Southern University at New Orleans, USA. He earned his BA in Archaeology, majoring in Conservation from Cairo University, Egypt, his MA in Museum Studies from Southern University at New Orleans, USA, and his Ph.D. in Museum Studies from the University of Leicester, UK.
Dr. Eid’s recent book (co-edited with Dr. Melissa Forstrom) Museum Innovation: Building More Equitable, Relevant and Impactful Museums is published by Routledge in 2021. His award-winning book Museum Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship: A New Model for a Challenging Era, also published by Routledge, is considered the first and only monograph in the museum studies literature that exclusively deals with the issue of museum innovation. Dr. Eid has published articles and book chapters in major publications such as the International Journal of the Inclusive Museum, Museums and the Web, The Museum Blog Book and Experimental Museology. He has received grant funding from local and national organizations, including the National Endowment for the Humanities, National Endowment for the Arts and Jon Mitchell Foundation.
In addition to teaching and supervising MA theses, Dr. Eid has served on various conference and workshop program committees. He has served on the 2016 and 2017 MCN Conference Planning Committees. He was the Chair of the Museum Innovation Forum (2019), Co-Chair of the Cultural Heritage and Social Change Summit (2016), and a member of the judging panel for the 2018 and 2019 GLAMi Awards, which recognize and celebrate the most innovative projects in the cultural heritage sector annually. He has also served as a reviewer for the National Endowment for the Arts, Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, The Curator, Routledge and many other national and international publications. Dr. Eid is a member of the National Board for the Arab American National Museum in Dearborn, Michigan, the New Orleans Preservation Coalition, and Museum Hue, among other cultural heritage organizations.
- Eid, H. & Forstrom, M. (2021). Museum Innovation: Building More Equitable, Relevant and Impactful Museums. London & New York: Routledge
- Eid, H. (2019). Museum Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship: A New Model for a Challenging Era. London & New York: Routledge
- Eid, H. (2021). Experimental Innovation in Museums: Encouraging Creativity, Building Confidence and Creating Social Value. In M. Achiam, K. Drotner & M. Haldrup, Experimental Museology: Institutions. Representations. Users. London & New York: Routledge
- Eid, H. (2017). The Intersection Between Social Innovation, Museums and Digital. In G. Farnell, The Museum Blog Book. London: MuseumsEtc.
- Eid, H. (2019). Digital Social Innovation and the Evolving Role of Digital in Museums. MW2019 (pp. 225-234). Boston: Museums and the Web. Published online on January 12, 2019 https://mw19.mwconf.org/paper/digital-social-innovation-and-the-evolving-role-of-digital-in-museums/
- Eid, H. (2018). Connecting the Dots: The Impact of Diversity in the Museum Workforce on Innovation, Relevance and Audience Engagement. Museums and the Web 2018. Vancouver, Canada https://mw18.mwconf.org/paper/connecting-the-dots-the-impact-of-diversity-in-the-museum-workforce-on-innovation-relevance-and-audience-engagement/
- Eid, H. (2016). The Museum Innovation Model: A museum perspective on innovation. MW2016 (pp. 261-276). Los Angeles: Museums and the Web. Published online on January 14, 2016 http://mw2016.museumsandtheweb.com/paper/the-museum-innovation-model-a-museum-perspective-to-innovation/
Posters and Reports:
- Eid, H. & Warren-Williams, V. (2018, August). Youth Arts Mentoring Program: A Model for
- G.L.A.M. Association of African American Museum Conference, Hampton, VA.
- Eid, H., & Voss, J. (2017, December). Nothing About Us Without Us. New Orleans: Cultural Heritage & Social Change Summit http://www.chscsummit.net/
Younan, S., & Eid, H. (2016, June). How Digital Artist Engagement Can Function as an Open Innovation Model to Facilitate Audience Encounters with Museum Collections. The International Journal of the Inclusive Museum, Volume 9(Issue 2), pp.27-39.
Dr. Sara Hollis
Doctor of Arts, Professor
Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Building, Room 212
Dr. Hollis specializes in Contemporary and Traditional African Art and Culture and African American Art and Humanities. She received her Bachelor of Art in Fine Arts from California State University at Long Beach; her Master of Arts in Cultural Anthropology and African Studies at Indiana University; and her Doctor of Arts in Humanities and African American Studies from Atlanta University (now Clark Atlanta).
Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Building, Room 367
Greg Lambousy is the director of the New Orleans Jazz Museum. Prior to accepting this position, Lambousy was Director of Curatorial Services for the National World War II Museum. He began his career at the New Orleans Museum of Art and later moved to the Louisiana State Museum (LSM). During his twenty-year tenure at the LSM, Lambousy managed the institution’s collections of more than 500,000 artifacts and other historical items, directed improvements to collections storage at the New Orleans Mint, developed conservation and digitization projects across collections and within the Louisiana Historical Center archives, conducted oral histories and guided the selection and accession of materials related to Hurricane Katrina. In addition, Lambousy helped establish the annual Mississippi Downriver Festival, developed the operational plan for the Jazz Museum Performing Arts Center and expanded the Museum’s music holdings by collecting a wide variety of artifacts related to jazz and other genres.
Dr. Ndubuisi C. Ezeluomba
Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Building, Room 367
Dr. Ndubuisi C. Ezeluomba is the Curator of African Art at Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. He holds the doctorate in Art history from the University of Florida, Gainesville. Dr. Ezeluomba specializes in the visual cultures of shrines, and have contributed articles and book chapters on the topic. Also writes on the museum and the politics of acquisition.
Master of Arts in Museum Studies Program
Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences Building - 2nd Floor, Room 214
New Orleans, LA 70126