In 2011, the San Diego Museum of Man had a traditional mission to “collect, preserve, and interpret.” How did we create our new mission, “Inspiring Human Connections by Exploring the Human Experience,” and successfully implement it to bring in a broader audience and become financially successful? Learn how our controversial exhibition, “Instruments of Torture,” transformed our institution and allowed us to become a museum that is not afraid to tackle significant social and political issues.


  • Rex Garniewicz
  • Micah Parzen