Field Museum of Natural History

Earth, We're On It.

aka Field Museum   |   Chicago, IL   |  www.fieldmuseum.org

Mission

The Field Museum fuels a journey of discovery across time to enable solutions for a brighter future rich in nature and culture.

Ruling year info

1945

President and CEO

Julian Siggers Ph.D.

Main address

1400 S Lake Shore Drive

Chicago, IL 60605 USA

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EIN

36-2167011

NTEE code info

Natural History, Natural Science Museums (A56)

Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis (C05)

Biological, Life Science Research includes Marine Biology, Physiology, Biochemistry, Genetics, Biotechnology, etc.) (U50)

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Natural History Museum

From ancient cultures to the latest scientific discoveries, our exhibitions trace the history of the earth from its formation through the evolutionary waves of plant and animal life to the development and expression of diverse human cultures. The Museum also offers a broad range of programs such as festivals, tours, workshops, performances, lectures, and courses for preschool through adult audiences. In addition, the Museum operates a number of educational programs geared to Chicago-area schools. Our 2019 exhibits include: Mummies, Underground Adventure, Maximo the Titanosaur, Inside Ancient Egypt, Griffin Halls of Evolving Planet & SUE the T.Rex, Cyrus Tang Hall of China, Grainger Science Hub, Mr. Akeley's Movie Camera, Brewing Up Chicago, Waking the T.Rex: the Story of SUE, Egypt 3D: Secrets of the Mummies, Museum Alive 3D, Mysteries of China 3D, Antarctica: on the Edge 3D, Crown Family Playlab, Grainger Hall of Gems, Robert R. McCormick Halls of the Ancient Americas, McDonald's Fossil Prep Lab, Looking at Ourselves: Rethinking the Sculptures of Malvina Hoffman, Abbott Hall of Conservation, Restoring Earth, Regenstein Halls of the Pacific, Maori Meeting House Ruatepupuke II, Ronald and Christine Gidwitz Hall of Birds, Pawnee Earth Lodge, DNA Discovery Center, Elizabeth Hubert Malott Hall of Jades, Plants of the World, Meteorites, and Africa.

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Field Museum of Natural History

Board of directors
as of 10/6/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Wilbur Gantz

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Wilbur Gantz III.

Constance Keller

John Bucksbaum

John Canning, Jr.

Richard Chaifetz

Richard Colburn

Marsha Cruzan

James Frank

Marshall Front

Judy Greffin

Caryn Harris

David Hiller

William Kunkler, III.

Margaret MacLean

Siddarth "Bobby" Mehta

Michael O'Grady

Jessica Sarowitz

Matthew Simon

Dawn Solomon

Mark Tebbe

W. Wirtz

T. Armour

Susan Benton

Judson Bergman

Howard Bernick

Amy Best

Judith Block

Norman Bobins

Willard Boyd

Gregory Case

Worley Clark, Jr.

James Compton

David Cotton

Mark Cozzi

Sir Peter Crane FRS

Kermit Crawford

Robert Crawford, Jr.

Oscar David

James Delaney, III.

Louis Delgado

Roger Deromedi

Daniel Diermeier

Thomas Donnelley, II.

Michael Ferro, Jr.

Jamee Field Kane

Marshall Field V.

Peter Pond

Jack Greenberg

Robert Loveman

Marshall Field V.

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

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Leadership

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Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
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