Business and Entrepreneurship

Robert Blandford

Associate Professor

618 S Michigan, Rm 701
Phone: (312) 369-7254


Robert Blandford has over twenty-five years experience in senior management positions for cultural institutions including the Museum of the City of New York, the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C., and the Children's Museum of Manhattan. As a consultant he has worked with a variety of clients including the National Park Service, and the Lower East Side Tenement Museum in New York City, and the Conservation Trust of Puerto Rico in the development of exhibitions, strategic and interpretive plans, and educational programming.

Bob began his career at the Landmarks Preservation Council of Illinois after earning a BFA in art history from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Teaching Interests

Exhibition Management, Curatorial Practice, Museum Management, Gallery Management, Business of Visual Arts, Business Writing

Research Interests

Exhibition History and Theory, Museum Design, Curatorial Practice, Modern Design


B.F.A., History of Art University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 1977