History is not inevitable - it depends on people making decisions and taking action. History is a resource to understand our own times. You cannot be a citizen in a democracy without knowing history. We cannot have a democracy without citizens who know our history.
— Brent D. Glass, President
 

OUR MISSION

At Brent D. Glass LLC, we believe that history and public memory are resources that shape and define our contemporary world. From our office in Washington, DC, we provide our expertise and experience to sustain and transform museums and cultural institutions.

 

OUR HISTORY

Dr. Brent D. Glass founded our firm in 2011 as a museum and history organization consulting business. For seven years, our firm has served as a management consultant to more than sixty cultural and educational institutions around the world, including the Presidio Trust in San Francisco; the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation in Springfield, Illinois; the First Bank of the United States in Philadelphia; and the Sing Sing Prison Museum in Ossining, New York. Our services and expertise includes board development, executive recruitment, fundraising, strategic and master planning, and organizational evaluation and development.  

We also work as an associate with other consulting firms and organizations, such as the DeVos Institute for Arts Management at the University of Maryland.

OUR VALUES

We understand that no two projects are alike and that each organization - whether an international museum, a national memorial, or a local historical society - has its own strengths, needs and challenges. We see the big picture also pay attention to details. At Brent D, Glass LLC, we value: client relationships, outstanding communication, transparency, accountability, integrity, relevancy, respect, diplomacy, inclusiveness, accessibility, engagement and community.

OUR VISION

Our vision at Brent D. Glass LLC is to be a nationally known museum and public history consulting firm, recognized for excellence in customer service, museum management and executive recruitment. 

 
 Bierstube, Heurich House Museum

Bierstube, Heurich House Museum

 Brent Glass, speaking at a conference in Egypt

Brent Glass, speaking at a conference in Egypt

 First Bank of Philadelphia, Independence Historical Trust

First Bank of Philadelphia, Independence Historical Trust