Director’s Update

A Randall Museum Blog

Updates from the Randall Museum’s director on renovations, new exhibits, events, and other museum news.

Important COVID-19 Information

Dear Randall Community, As the world addresses the issues around the Coronavirus, we wanted to take the opportunity to inform you that the Randall Museum is open for you and your family during our regularly scheduled hours, and we are focused on the safety of our...

Director’s Update – Spring 2020

Our location, atop a hill in a 17-acre park, has always been an asset. The vistas of the city and the bay are spectacular. They are an attraction all by themselves and give us a front row seat on the changes taking place in the city skyline. The changes to our city...

Director’s Update – Winter 2019

One of the things that I appreciate so much about working at the Randall Museum is the partnership that I have with the Randall Museum Friends, our non-profit support group. It is interesting to note that their non-profit status was established in 1952. That was only...

Director’s Update – Spring 2019

I have an old black and white photograph of a half-dozen middle aged men with a dream and a plan, standing in the unfinished basement below the theater in the Randall Museum. The picture is dated in 1961, and the group is holding a roll of plans for what was to become...

Director’s Update – Fall 2018

I am delighted to report that even though it took 68 years to get the first cup of coffee at the Randall Museum’s Café Josephine, it was well worth the wait... After crossing many “T”s and dotting many “I”s, the Randall’s Café Josephine, had its grand opening on...

Director’s Update – Summer 2018

It has been such a pleasure for me to come to the Randall each morning since the museum reopened in February. The new spaces, the new exhibits, and the new color scheme and finish materials have made such a big difference in the museum experience. I am especially...

Director’s Update – Spring 2017

Once again, thanks to the leadership of our indefatigable science educator, Marcus Wojtkowiak, the Randall Museum is producing the San Francisco Middle School Science Fair. The Fair is open to all public, independent, parochial, and home schools in San Francisco. This...

Directors Update – Winter 2017

When we started the Randall renovation project two years ago, we were delighted that our project was chosen among those that would be funded by the state grant. I knew that it could provide a profoundly transformative impetus to a 60 year-old institution. It has been...

Director’s Update – Fall 2016

The Fall season has been very productive for the Randall staff at the Mission Arts Center. The move to our temporary location at 745 Treat St. has been completed, and many of our most popular programs are finding a welcome reception at the new location. The Treat...

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