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Ryan Kenny

Ryan Kenny

Deputy Director & Chief Operations Officer
Anchorage Museum

Ryan Kenny (he/him) has over 18 years in the museum field, with BA in history from Syracuse University, and an MA in Museum Studies from The George Washington University.

Currently serving as the Deputy Director & Chief Operations Officer for the Anchorage Museum, his previous roles included Director of Exhibitions, and Loans Registrar.

Prior to coming to the Anchorage Museum in 2009, he worked at the National Museum of Natural History in Washington, DC, and in the United States Senate Curator’s Office.


Ryan Kenny will be speaking at the Green Museums Summit 2024 :

How to Survive: Considering Care in Exhibitions

Anchorage Museum staff share their experiences developing How to Survive, an exhibition grounded in care for each other and care for the planet. Efforts to reduce our carbon footprint often require an increased amount of staff time, energy, and emotional output, leading our team to consider sustainability as a more holistic endeavor encompassing many aspects of museum work. Addressing curation, design, fabrication, and community outreach—all while centering staff wellness—panelists will share learnings as well as guiding principles that can help us rethink our relationship to the production and display of artworks in an era of climate emergency.

Ryan Kenny