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Elisa Hansen to head librarian, The Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, Florida.

Armando Zumaya to senior vice president of business development and campaign and Cynthia Ann Doll to owner's representative and project manager, The Mexican Museum, San Francisco.

Alexander Goldowsky, senior vice president, exhibits and programs, Boston Children's Museum.

Megan Ramsey to collections manager, Iolani Palace, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Philip Mead to historian and curator, and Mary Jane Taylor to director of learning and engagement, Museum of the American Revolution, Philadelphia.

Deborah Radman to public relations director, History Colorado, Denver. 

John Ravenal to executive director, deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, Massachusetts.

Cynthia Calabrese to director of development, Dallas Museum of Art.

James Leventhal to director of development, Exploratorium, San Francisco.

Hossein Said to chief financial officer, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond.

Evaleena Fisher to curator of education, The Hyde Collection, Glen Falls, New York. 

Dewey Blanton to director of communications and public relations, National Academy Museum & School, New York City.

Darrell Jackson to chairman of the board of trustees, Mary Burke, K’Lynne Johnson, Charles McQuaid, Stephen VanArsdell and Robert Wasserman to board of trustees, The Morton Arboretum, Lisle, Illinois.

Kimberly Jovinelli to curator of collections, National Watch & Clock Museum, Columbia, Pennsylvania. 

Glen Jane Cook to chief scientist, Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, New York.

Joseph Grima to director, IDEAS CITY, New Museum, New York City.

Koven Smith to director of digital adaptation, Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, Texas.

Bartholomew Bland to deputy director, Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, New York.

Susan Breitkopf to director of corporate, foundation and association relations, and Jessica Oplak to corporate and association relations manager, National Building Museum, Washington, DC

Robin Weissberger to head of administration, J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles.

Jan Stuart to Melvin R. Seiden Curator of Chinese Art, Smithsonian Freer and Sackler Galleries, Washington, D.C.

Mary Levkoff to museum director, Hearst Castle, San Simeon, California.

Auntaneshia Staveloz to community and constituent programs, National Museum of African American History and Culture, Washington, DC.

Annamae Kacsandi to education director, Western Reserve Fire Museum & Education Center, Cleveland, Ohio.

Kara Schneiderman to director of collections, Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Julia Clark to director of collections and interpretation, Abbe Museum, Bar Harbor, Maine.

Karin Jacobson to TEAM managing educator, The Art Institute of Chicago.

Sarah Abbamonte to director of communications and Alexandria Hoang to administrative coordinator, National Susan B. Anthony House & Museum, Rochester, New York.

Lynnette Regouby to Mellon Foundation Postdoctoral Curatorial Fellow, American Philosophical Society (APS) Museum, Philadelphia.

Megan Hyde
to museum educator for public and college programs, Michael Janairo to assistant director for engagement, Jessica Lubniewski to assistant registrar for collections and Cynthia Zellner to assistant building manager/senior preparator, Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York. 

Linda Endersby to museum director, Michigan Historical Center, Lansing.


The High Museum of Art in Atlanta announced that Michael Shapiro will step down next summer from his position as the Nancy and Holcombe T. Green, Jr. Director. Shapiro will leave the Museum after fifteen years as Director and two decades as part of the High’s leadership team. Throughout his tenure, Shapiro has overseen unprecedented growth of the Museum’s collections and endowment, introduced pioneering partnerships that have brought masterpieces to Atlanta, and spearheaded the completion of a 177,000 square-foot expansion by Renzo Piano. Shapiro’s last day as Director will be July 31, 2015.


Douglas S. Jones, director of the Florida Museum of Natural History, was recently elected president of the Association of Science Museum Directors. Jones has been a member of the museum directors association since 1998 and served on its board for six years. Jones also serves on the board of directors of the American Alliance of Museums, The Toomey Foundation for the Natural Sciences Inc. and the Florida Association of Museums.

The Art Institute of Chicago, the High Museum of Art, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH), and the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art have announced the first class of fellows designated for The Andrew W. Mellon Undergraduate Curatorial Fellowship Program, which provides specialized training in the curatorial field for students across the United States from diverse backgrounds. The students start their fellowships this fall. They are:

  • Art Institute of Chicago: Sarah Molina, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • High Museum of Art: Luis David Blanco, Emory University
  • Los Angeles County Museum of Art: Nicolas Orozco-Valdivia, Pomona College
  • The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston: Jennifer Cernada, Rice University
  • The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art: Myles Cheadle, University of Missouri-Kansas City