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Robert D. Sullivan

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Phone: (202) ***-****  HQ Phone
Email: r***@***.com
Local Address:  Washington D.C. , District of Columbia , United States
Chora LLC
2552 Massachusetts Ave. NW
Washington DC , District of Columbia 20008
United States

Company Description: Chora is a consulting firm that specializes in museums and educational institutions. We bring to our clients the creative vision, master and strategic planning...   more

Employment History

  • Principal
    Chora LLC
  • Vice President
    Chora LLC
  • Associate Director for Public Programs
    the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History
  • Associate Director In Charge of Exhibitions
    the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History
  • Associate Director for Public Programs
    National Museum of Natural History
  • Associate Director
    National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • graduate degree , management
    University of Rochester
  • PHD , Human Sciences
    The George Washington University
77 Total References
Web References
Principals | Chora – creative vision and strategic management oversight for serious educational projects, 16 May 2015 [cached]
Robert D. Sullivan Robert D. Sullivan (Sully), Vice President of Chora, has over forty years of museum leadership, management, education, and fundraising experience. From 1990-2006, he served as the Associate Director for the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History, managing all aspects of exhibition, education, and public program development. Sully's leadership and vision, combined with his strategic management skills, generated exhibitions and programs that set new standards for the Smithsonian and the international museum community. Recognizing the vast educational potential of the web, he has been committed to transforming museums from isolated cultural destinations into hubs within an interconnected global learning network.
Working with the American Management Association, Sully designed and implemented strategic planning and management courseware delivering a purpose and results-centered management philosophy to over 2,000 public sector managers. Formerly the Director of the New York State Museum, which he built and managed for 10 years, Sully holds a graduate degree in management of non-profit organizations from the University of Rochester and is a candidate for the PHD in Human Sciences at The George Washington University.
By ROBERT SULLIVAN, Special ..., 8 April 2007 [cached]
By ROBERT SULLIVAN, Special to The Washington Post Posted Sunday, April 8, 2007
Robert Sullivan, former associate director for public programs of the Smithsonian's Natural History Museum, is vice president of Chora, a museum consulting firm in Washington.
Congressional investigation into science editing of Smithsonian Arctic climate exhibit (posting from Climate Science Watch) [cached]
Smithsonian Institution executives ordered a politically motivated rewrite of science in a 2006 exhibit on climate change in the Arctic, says Robert Sullivan, who was associate director in charge of exhibitions at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History. The Associated Press reported that Sullivan, who resigned, says that, among other things, the text of the exhibit was edited to minimize the relationship between global warming and humans.
The Age of The Universe, Lone Gunmen Killed - Again! Cosmic Rays,Neutrino Mystery, Dinotopia, Gladiator Insects & More! [cached]
"I think art and science converge on this exhibition in special ways,'' said Robert Sullivan, associate director for public programs at the National Museum of Natural History.
Chora, 18 July 2014 [cached]
Robert Sullivan
Book Review By Robert Sullivan In reading Tony Bennett's Pasts Beyond Memory: Evolution, Museums, Colonialism (2004), it is hard to believe that less than decade ago this profession was lamenting the "blanket of critical silence" and lack of "any rigorous ... Continue reading →
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