Updated May 4, 2014 –

Earlier this week, we learned that Alan Friedman had fallen seriously ill. This morning, we received word that Alan has passed away. We are devastated at the loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife, Mickey.

Alan was Director of NYSCI from 1984-2006. After retiring from NYSCI, Alan became a consultant to museums worldwide. He will always be one of the most respected and loved people in our community.

We created this page as a way for friends and colleagues to share their thoughts and remembrances. We love you, Alan.

You can read more about Alan’s legacy at NYSCI here.

UPDATE May 7: The New York Times ran Alan’s obituary today. Read it here.

Download our special booklet, Thinking of Alan Friedman, which includes transcripts of the tributes shared at the NYSCI Memorial on June 14, 2014, as well as memories and comments submitted to our website.