Selma Holo is director of the USC Fisher Museum of Art and of USC's International Museum Institute in the College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences. Before her appointment at USC in 1981, she was curator of acquisitions at the Norton Simon Museum and assisted Norton Simon in the development of his museum's stunning collection of painting and sculpture. She is an expert on Spanish art history and has written on Goya, Picasso and Ribera. More recently, she has explored the role of museums in Spanish-speaking countries, notably in Beyond the Prado; Museums and Identity in Post-Franco Spain and Oaxaca at the Crossroads: Managing memory, Negotiating Change. Her newest book, Beyond the Turnstile: Making the Case for Museums and Sustainable Values, co-edited with Mari-Teri Alvarez, argues for the indispensability of museums in society.