Richard Duggan is a board member of the National Association for Museum Exhibitions and participated in the planning of national activities, organized meetings and workshops, and contributed articles to the NAME journal. He organized the 1992 NAME Computer Workshop in Chicago as well as programs for the Midwest Museums Conferences in ’92 & ’93, as well as numerous regional inter-museum events in Boston, Chicago and Hawaii.
Duggan has had a long association with Massachusetts College of Art in Boston. From 1988 through 1991 he was on the Board of Directors of the Alumni Association, served as Head of the Exhibitions Committee and later as Secretary of the Executive Council. He curated and designed the show MASSART’S MASSARTS, a juried exhibition of communication arts produced by internationally known graduates, in 1990. He has also served on scholarship juries and given innumerable critiques and presentations on art and design as recently as 2004.
Duggan is currently serving on the board of directors of Hawai’i Craftsmen, a statewide nonprofit membership organization.Hawai’i Craftsmen educates the public, increasing its awareness of fine crafts; supports high standards of quality among member craftsmen who work in clay, glass, fiber, wood, metal, and mixed media; gains recognition for craftsmen in Hawai’i; publicizes the arts as a viable and enriching part of contemporary life; and increases connections of artists in Hawai’i to each other and the national craft world.