Bonnie Pitman, Distinguished Scholar in Residence was appointed co-director of CISM in 2012 with Richard Brettell.  A particular focus of her work will be to engage The University of Texas at Dallas faculty and resources in new partnerships in the community, and develop new initiatives with art, health and technology.

At its creation, CISM included FRAME (French/Regional/American Museum Exchange) www.framemuseums.org. Since then, CISM has grown and is now among the most important centers for the study of museums in the nation. It includes other national and global projects.