Project Planning and Management
Whether the need is a long-term strategic
plan or single project design, we help clients define goals and objectives
and develop flowcharts, timelines, staffing needs, and budgets. We
work with clients to formulate innovative activities that engage stakeholders
and audiences to achieve desired outcomes.
We have served as project managers and principal investigators on
dozens of educational, museum, social justice, and ethnographic projects
throughout Alaska. We establish a collegial atmosphere within the
project team that maximizes each member's strengths. We ensure that
the project's goals are met and the budget and timeline are honored.
Simon Paneak Memorial Museum Expansion Project
In 2009, Partnow Consulting was contracted
as Project Manager for the design, production, and placement of new
exhibits in an expanded museum in Anaktuvuk Pass, Alaska. This is
the furthest north museum in the country (far above the Arctic Circle)
in a community of about 350 people. The task entailed working with
a suite of contractors who develop the storyline and text, complete
the physical design, design and program an interactive kiosk, build
and install the cases, and place the objects.
Alaska Humanities Forum: Communities of Memory
This was an Exemplary Project funded by the
National Endowment for the Humanities and the Rockefeller Foundation.
Over four years, we traveled to eight communities throughout Alaska
to research and produce community forums during which residents shared
the meaning of "community" in general, and perspectives
on their own communities in particular. The results were transcripts
of community forums, a collection of on-line oral history archives
(for an example, click
here), and a 2003 publication (edited by Phyllis Morrow) with
several chapters co-authored by Patricia Partnow.