Nation's museums take their lead from a Minnesotan

  • by: CHRISTY DeSMITH , Star Tribune
  • Updated: April 28, 2012 - 9:07 PM

When the American Association of Museums (AAM) convenes here Sunday for its four-day annual expo, a Minnesotan will be at the helm: Ford W. Bell. The grandson of General Mills founder James Ford Bell, for whom the Bell Museum of Natural History is named, he has always shared his family's love for museums. A former chair for the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Bell is now president of the AAM, but remains a passionate advocate for his hometown museums. We reached him by phone at his office in Washington, D.C.

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