Public Forum: Jim Walther

Jim Walther is the Director of the National Museum of Nuclear Science and History in Albuquerque, NM. Walther has served as the museum’s director since the relocation of the museum to Albuquerque in 1996. He will talk about the growth and expansion of the museum over the years. 

The National Museum of Nuclear Science and History is a “sister” museum of AMSE. Walther will outline the details of how the museum evolved from the National Atomic Museum operated by DOE into today’s successful, sustainable not-for-profit museum. This is a path AMSE is now on so learning from someone who has travelled the road before us is valuable.

Walther received his B.A. in visual arts from West Virginia University’s School of the Arts. He has worked in the museum business for thirty-nine years. Walther previously served as the vice president of programs and exhibits at the Museum of Discovery and Science in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, as well as the director of exhibits at Cumberland Science Museum and Grassmere Wildlife Park in Nashville, Tennessee.

This Public Forum is free and open to the public.


Jan 22 2019


7:00 pm - 8:00 pm