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Diane Frankel

museum institute administrator

Diane Frankel, former museum institute administrator. Certified in Museum Management. Named to Centennial Honor Roll, American Association Museums, 2006.


Frankel, Diane was born on November 13, 1942 in New York City. Daughter of Harry and Frances Bejosa.


Bachelor in Psychology, University California, Berkeley, 1964. Master of Arts in Museum Education, George Washington University, 1976.


Outreach educator University Botswana, Lesotho and Swaziland, 1974-1975. Associate director education San Francisco Museum Modern Art, 1976-1980. Director Center for Museum Studies John F. Kennedy University, Orinda, California, 1980-1985, associate dean School Liberal and Professional Arts., 1980-1985, dean School Liberal and Professional Arts, 1985-1986.

Executive director Bay Area Discovery Museum, Sausalito, 1986-1993. Director Institute Museum Services, Washington, 1993—1999. Program director for children, youth & families James Irvine Foundation, San Francisco, 1999—2003.

Co-chair One City One Book: San Francisco Reads, since 2005. Chair Career Day, ArtTable, San Francisco, 1989, 92, chair Washington chapter, 1995-1996.


  • Certified in Museum Management.


Co-founder Wise-Up support group for women candidates, San Francisco. Member visiting committee Getty Information Institute, 1997-1999, Blue Ribbon commission National Museum American History, 2001-2002. Member Association Youth Museums (council 1991), American Association Museums (chair Women Directors Breakfast 1992, 93).


  • Other Interests

    Reading, travel, hiking.


Married Charles Louis Frankel, July 10, 1966. Children: Alexander, Matthew.