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Adam Eisenberg

Adjunct professor & freelance journalist


What inspires meAdam Eisenberg

Our museology students inspire me every day with their quirky curiosity, incredible smarts, and sense of adventure. I mean, really, they’re studying museums — that is a great adventure in itself! I also gain inspiration from our discussions about ethics and how we should care for the world’s cultural property. Since there is no one right answer, I am fascinated by our ongoing effort to find a correct one.


Adam Eisenberg is a former Seattle Municipal Court judge, and the author of A Different Shade of Blue: How Women Changed the Face of Police Work. Before taking the bench, Judge Eisenberg was a criminal prosecutor, a civil trial attorney, an advocate on mental health and domestic violence issues, and a Los Angeles-based entertainment journalist. His writings include behind-the-scenes coverage of “Ghostbusters I and II,” “Terminator,” “Gremlins,” “Return of the Jedi” and two “Indiana Jones” films; and he has interviewed such Hollywood notables as George Lucas, Harrison Ford, Sigourney Weaver, Tom Cruise, Steven Spielberg and James Cameron. His work has appeared in The Los Angeles Times, The Denver Post, Los Angeles Daily News, San Francisco Chronicle, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Seattle Weekly, Twilight Zone Magazine, American Cinematographer, Cinefantastique and Cinefex.


Art and cultural property law; the law and ethics of collections; museums and the First Amendment


A Different Shade of Blue: How Women Changed the Face of Police Work