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    Cristián Samper

    • Museum: National Museum of Natural History
    Cristián T. Samper Kutschbach (born September 25, 1965) is a Colombian-American biologist and president and chief executive officer of the Wildlife Conservation Society. He was acting secretary of the Smithsonian from 2007 to 2008, the first Latin American to hold the position. From 2003 to 2012, he was the Director of the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History. Samper was born on September 25, 1965 in San José, Costa Rica, the youngest child of Armando Samper Gnecco, an Agronomist and Economist from Colombia, and Jean Kutschbach, an American from New York State. He was raised in Colombia, the country of his father, Armando Samper, from one year of age. His other siblings were Marta, Belén, and Mario. Samper graduated in 1987 from the University of the Andes in Bogotá, Colombia, with a B.Sc. in Biology. He then moved to the United States to attend Harvard University, where he graduated in 1989 with a M.Sc., and received his Ph.D. in Biology in 1992 with his dissertation Natural disturbance and plant establishment in an Andean cloud forest. Back in Colombia, he participated and collaborated with the creation of the Colombian Ministry of Environment in 1993, and
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    Iwona Blazwick

    • Museum: Whitechapel Gallery
    Iwona Blazwick OBE (b. 1955) is director of the Whitechapel Art Gallery in London. Iwona Blazwick was brought up in Blackheath, South East London. (Blazwick is an anglicized form of her original surname Blaszczyk, which is of Polish origin). Blazwick studied English and Fine Art at Exeter University before becoming an assistant curator at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, under the tutelage of Sandy Nairne, who is now director of the National Portrait Gallery. Her first exhibition was, Objects and Sculpture (1981), which included work by artists Bill Woodrow, Richard Deacon, Anish Kapoor and Antony Gormley. From 1984 to 1986, Blazwick was Director of AIR Gallery, London. From 1986 to 1993, she was Director of Exhibitions at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, where she curated exhibitions of modern and contemporary art. From 1993 to 1997, Blazwick worked as an independent curator for museums and major public arts projects in Europe and Japan, devising surveys of contemporary artists and commissioning new works of art. During this period she was also Commissioning Editor for Contemporary Art at Phaidon Press where she created the ongoing book series, Contemporary Artists
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    Ron Radford

    • Museum: National Gallery of Australia
    Ron Radford (born 3 December 1949) has been the Director of the National Gallery of Australia (NGA) since 2004. He was previously the Director of the Art Gallery of South Australia in Adelaide. He was born in Victoria and studied at Scotch College, Melbourne, Melbourne University and RMIT University. He was an education officer at the National Gallery of Victoria in 1971 and 1972. He was Director of the Ballarat Fine Art Gallery from 1973 to 1980, a position previously held by the founding director of the NGA, James Mollison. From 1980 to 1988 he was Curator of European and Australian paintings and sculpture at the Art Gallery of South Australia. As Director between 1991 and 2004, he built up the collection of Australian art, particularly from the colonial period, developed a strong holding in Asian art and expanded the Renaissance collection. He has been described as "a boisterous, larger than life bon vivant with a wicked sense of humour and an easy ability to dissolve potential conflict with light-heartedness". Radford has announced his intention to lend out old masters (European art, prior to the 19th century) for long-term display to state galleries. He considers the
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    Julia Peyton-Jones

    • Museum: Serpentine Gallery
    Julia Peyton-Jones OBE (b. 1952) is co-director of the Serpentine Gallery, London together with Hans-Ulrich Obrist. Peyton-Jones studied painting at the Royal College of Art between 1975–78, but did not continue a career as a professional artist. Two of her works still hang in the Bank of England. She was a curator at the Hayward Gallery before the Serpentine. Peyton-Jones became director of the Serpentine Gallery in 1991. She oversaw a major refurbishment of the galleries. In 2003, Peyton-Jones was made an OBE by the UK reigning monarch Elizabeth II.
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    Lawrence Rinder

    • Museum: Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
    Lawrence R. Rinder is the Director of Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAM/PFA), a position to which he was appointed in 2008. Previously, he was the Dean of the College at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco. Rinder also served as the Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz Curator of Contemporary Art at the Whitney Museum of American Art where he organized exhibitions including “The American Effect," "BitStreams," the 2002 Whitney Biennial, and "Tim Hawkinson," which was given the 2005 award for best monographic exhibition in a New York museum by the United States chapter of the International Association of Art Critics. Prior to the Whitney, Rinder was founding director of the CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, in San Francisco, and served as Assistant Director and Curator for Twentieth-Century Art at the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive. Among the many exhibitions he organized at these institutions are “Searchlight: Consciousness at the Millennium" (1999), “Knowledge of Higher Worlds: Rudolf Steiner's Blackboard Drawings" (1997), “Louise Bourgeois: Drawings" (1996), “In a Different Light" (1995) ““Félix González-Torres" (1994), and “Where There
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    Gregory C. Farrington

    • Museum: California Academy of Sciences
    Gregory C. Farrington was the 12th President of Lehigh University. Prior to his appointment in 1998, he served as Dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Pennsylvania. Farrington earned a B.S. in chemistry from Clarkson University in 1968 and a Ph.D. in chemistry from Harvard University in 1972. In 1984, he was awarded an honorary Ph.D. by the University of Uppsala, Sweden. Farrington has published more than 100 technical articles and holds over two dozen patents. As President, Farrington oversaw the construction of the apartments and shops at Campus Square and the multi-million dollar renovation of Linderman Library. His replacement is Alice P. Gast, formerly of MIT.
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    Ellen V. Futter

    • Museum: American Museum of Natural History
    Ellen V. Futter (born September 21, 1949) is president of the American Museum of Natural History. She previously served as president of Barnard College for 13 years. Futter was born in New York City and attended high school in Port Washington, New York. She spent two years at the University of Wisconsin–Madison before transferring to Barnard College, where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa magna cum laude in 1971. She was elected as a student representative to the Barnard's board of trustees in 1971 and was subsequently elected to full membership to complete the term of Arthur Goldberg, former Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. Futter earned her J.D. from Columbia Law School in 1974. Futter began her career as an associate at the Wall Street law firm of Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy, where she practiced corporate law. In 1980, Futter took a leave of absence from Milbank, Tweed to serve as Barnard's acting president for one year. At the end of that period, she was appointed president of the college; at the time, she was the youngest president of any college in the United States. She served as president until 1993, when she joined the American Museum of Natural
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    Florentino Ameghino

    Florentino Ameghino

    • Museum: Bernardino Rivadavia Natural Sciences Museum
    Florentino Ameghino (September 18, 1854 – August 6, 1911) was an Argentine naturalist, paleontologist, anthropologist and zoologist. Born in Luján, son of Italian immigrants, Ameghino was a self-taught naturalist, and focused his study on the lands of the southern Pampas. He formed one of the largest collections of fossils of the world at the time, which served him as base for numerous geological and paleontological studies. Ameghino was a leading pioneer in the development of phylogenetics and of the paleontological approach of evolutionary biology. He also investigated the possible presence of prehistoric man in the Pampas and made several controversial claims about human origins in South America. President Domingo Faustino Sarmiento described Ameghino as a "a countryman from Mercedes that nobody knows of here, but that is admired by scholars worldwide." The Antiquity of Man in the Río de la Plata, later translated into French, was published in 1878. Phylogeny, published in 1884, was a theoretical work on developing an evolutionary concept in the Lamarckian vein, and led to the establishment of zoological taxonomy as a discipline with mathematical foundations. He later directed
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    Mikhail Piotrovsky

    • Museum: Hermitage Museum
    Mikhail Borisovich Piotrovsky (Russian: Михаил Борисович Пиотровский) is the Director of the State Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg. He was born in Yerevan in the Armenian Soviet Socialist Republic on 9 November 1944 to Boris Piotrovsky, a notable Orientalist and himself the future Director of the Hermitage, and Armenian mother Hripsime Djanpoladjian. At the Leningrad University Mikhail Piotrovsky obtained a doctorate in Arabic linguistics. After graduating in 1967, he worked as an interpreter in Yemen and took part in archaeological exploration of the Caucasus. After his father's death in 1990, Piotrovsky was appointed Director of the Hermitage in his stead. Following the collapse of the Soviet Union, Piotrovsky advocated the opening of the Hermitage collections to the wider world, which resulted in the establishment of the Hermitage Rooms in Somerset House, Hermitage Amsterdam and the Guggenheim Hermitage Museum. His tenure was not entirely free of scandals, however. After the museum announced in July 2006 that 221 minor items, including jewelry, Orthodox icons, silverware and richly enameled objects, had been stolen by one of the museum officials, there were calls for
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    Dimitrios Pandermalis

    • Museum: New Acropolis Museum
    Dimitrios Pandermalis (Greek: Δημήτριος Παντερμαλής, born 1940), is a Professor of Archaeology at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, supervisor of the Archaeological site of Dion, Pieria and curator of the new Acropolis Museum.
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    Bill Moggridge

    Bill Moggridge

    • Museum: Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
    William Grant "Bill" Moggridge, RDI (June 25, 1943 – September 8, 2012) was a British designer, author and educator who cofounded the design company IDEO and was director of the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum in New York. He was a pioneer in adopting a human-centred approach in design, and championed interaction design as a mainstream design discipline (he is given credit for coining the term). Among his achievements, he designed the first laptop computer, the GRiD Compass, was honoured for Lifetime Achievement from the National Design Awards, and given the Prince Philip Designers Prize. He was quoted as saying, "If there is a simple, easy principle that binds everything I have done together, it is my interest in people and their relationship to things." Moggridge studied industrial design from 1962 to 1965 at Central St Martins College of Art and Design, London, in 1965, he went to the US to find opportunities as a designer and landed his first job as a designer for the American Sterilizer Co. in Erie, Pennsylvania, designing hospital equipment. In 1969, Moggridge returned to London to study typography and communications. In 1969 in London, Moggridge founded his first
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    Martin Roth

    • Museum: Victoria and Albert Museum
    For Martin Roth, Director of the V&A see Martin Roth (in german) Professor Sir Martin Roth FRS (6 November 1917, Budapest - 26 September 2006, Cambridge) was a British psychiatrist. He was Professor of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge, 1977–85, then Professor Emeritus, and was a Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge from 1977. He was one of the pioneers in developing Psychogeriatrics as a subspecialty.
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    Desmond Shawe-Taylor

    Desmond Philip Shawe-Taylor LVO (born 30 September 1955) became Surveyor of the Queen's Pictures in 2005. He succeeded Christopher Lloyd on Lloyd's retirement. Shawe-Taylor is the son of Brian Newton Shawe-Taylor and Jocelyn Cecilia Shawe-Taylor. He was educated at Shrewsbury School, University College, Oxford, and the Courtauld Institute of Art in London. Shawe-Taylor was a lecturer in the History of Art Department of Nottingham University from 1979 to 1996, and director of Dulwich Picture Gallery from 1996 to 2005, when he was succeeded by Ian Dejardin. He has published several books: Genial Company: the theme of genius in eighteenth-century British portraiture, 1987; The Georgians: eighteenth-century portraiture and society, 1990; Dramatic Art: theatrical paintings from the Garrick Club, 1997; Rembrandt to Gainsborough: masterpieces from Dulwich Picture Gallery, 1999; Shakespeare in Art, 2003; Bruegel to Rubens: masters of Flemish painting, 2007; and The Conversation Piece: scenes of fashionable life, 2009. In 1987, Shawe-Taylor married Rosemary Gillian North. .
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    John Maeda

    John Maeda

    John Maeda (born 1966 in Seattle, Washington) is a Japanese-American graphic designer, computer scientist, academic, and author. His work in design, technology and leadership explores the area where the fields merge. He is the current President of the Rhode Island School of Design. Maeda was originally a software engineering student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, when he became fascinated with the work of Paul Rand and Muriel Cooper. Cooper was a director of MIT's Visual Language Workshop. After completing his bachelors and masters degrees at MIT, Maeda studied in Japan at Tsukuba University's Institute of Art and Design to complete his Ph.D. in design. As an artist, Maeda’s early work redefined the use of electronic media as a tool for expression by combining computer programming with traditional artistic technique, laying the groundwork for the interactive motion graphics that are taken for granted on the web today. He has exhibited in one-man shows in London, New York and Paris. His work is in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Cartier Foundation in Paris. At RISD, Maeda is leading the movement to
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    Edmund Capon

    Edmund Capon

    • Museum: Art Gallery of New South Wales
    Edmund George Capon AM, OBE (born 1940) is an art scholar specialising in Chinese art. He was director of the Art Gallery of New South Wales 1978-2011. He was also the Chairman of Football club, Sydney FC 2006-07. Capon, born in London, United Kingdom in 1940, obtained a Master of Philosophy degree (MPhil) in Chinese art and archaeology (including language) from London University's School of Oriental and African Studies, and also studied 20th-century painting at the Courtauld Institute of Art, London University. From 1973-1978 he held the position of assistant keeper, Far Eastern Section at the Victoria and Albert Museum, having started there in 1966 in the Textile Department. Capon left London in 1978 to take up an appointment as Director and Chief Curator of the Art Gallery of New South Wales(AGNSW), on the recommendation of the Premier of New South Wales, Neville Wran. During his tenure as Director, Capon became recognised as a world expert in his particular field and has published several books and catalogues including Princes of jade (1974); Art and archaeology in China (1977); Qin Shihuang: terracotta warriors and horses (1982); and Tang China: vision and splendour of a
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    Madeleine Grynsztejn

    • Museum: Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
    Madeleine Grynsztejn (born 1962) is the Pritzker Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. Grynsztejn became director in 2008. Grynsztejn was born in Lima, Peru, and raised in Caracas, Venezuela, and London, England. She studied at the Sorbonne in Paris and received her BA in art history and French from Newcomb College of Tulane University. She received her MA in art history from Columbia University. Grynsztejn is fluent in English, Spanish, and French. Her husband, Tom Shapiro, is a strategic consultant to non-profits. A former Helena Rubenstein Fellow at the Whitney Museum of American Art, Grynsztejn has been a lecturer, interviewee, moderator, and panelist on film, TV, radio, Web, and other public forums on art-related topics. She is a 2007 graduate of the Getty Foundation’s Museum Leadership Institute and a member of the Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD), the International Council of Museums (ICOM), the International Committee for Museums and Collections of Modern Art (CIMAM), and the Commercial Club of Chicago, among others. In 2009, Grynsztejn co-organized the first U.S. retrospective of the work of renowned contemporary painter Luc Tuymans. She was the
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    Frank Howarth

    • Museum: Australian Museum
    Frank Richard Howarth PSM (born 24 October 1951) is an Australian public servant, and has been the Director of the Australian Museum since February 2004. He was born in Sydney and educated at Newington College (1963-1969), commencing as a preparatory school student in Wyvern House. He gained a geology degree from Macquarie University and a Master of Science and Society from the University of New South Wales. In 1981 he joined the New South Wales public service and has held positions with the Department of Industrial Development and Decentralisation, NSW Science and Technology Council, Public Service Board, and the Roads and Traffic Authority. He was appointed Director and Chief Executive of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney in 1996 and to his present position in 2004. He was awarded the Public Service Medal for public service to the Australian Museum in the 2012 Queen's Birthday Honours List.
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    Nils Blythe

    • Museum: Bank of England Museum
    Nils Blythe (born 25 February 1956) is a British journalist who worked for BBC News until 2011. He specialises in business and economics. He is currently Executive Director of Communications at the Bank of England. Blythe is the son of an English father and Danish-born mother. He was educated at Ipswich School and Christ's College Cambridge. Blythe worked as an editor for publishers Hodder & Stoughton and then as a researcher/writer for the Consumers' Association. He joined the Investors Chronicle as a reporter in 1987 and moved to the Financial Unit of BBC News in 1988. From 1990 to 1994 he was the Business Correspondent of the Today Programme on BBC Radio 4, covering stories including Black Wednesday, the Bank of Credit and Commerce International (BCCI) scandal and the death of Robert Maxwell. In 1994 he moved to The Money Programme on BBC television, reporting on business and economic developments around the world. His films included reports on the economic impact of AIDS in Africa, the aftermath of war in Kosovo, the business of mapping the human genome and an investigation into the role of investment banks in creating the internet share bubble. In 2001 he was the launch
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    Dennis Kois

    • Museum: DeCordova Museum
    Dennis Kois is an exhibition and graphic designer in the museum field, and since 2008 the director of the DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park in Lincoln, Massachusetts, United States. Kois co-designed the Galleries of Greek and Roman Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (1999), as well as co-designed museum exhibitions, including the Met's Jacqueline Kennedy: The White House Years. He was a protégé of Jeff Daly, the Chief Designer of the Metropolitan from 1979 to 2006. Additionally, Kois was the internal art director of the Met's website redesign, metmuseum.org, when it launched in 2000. The redesign won both "Best Website" from the American Association of Museums as well as "Best E-Commerce Site" from Advertising Age. In 2001 Kois became the Chief Designer of the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution. Between 2001 and 2006 he designed a number of exhibitions, including the costume exhibition "Style and Status". He was raised and graduated high school from Whitefish Bay High School in Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin near Milwaukee, and received a BA from the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee and an MA from New York University. He taught in the
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    Henri Loyrette

    • Museum: Louvre
    Henri Loyrette (born 31 May 1952) was born in Neuilly-sur-Seine, a suburb of Paris. He became first curator and then director of the Musée d'Orsay in 1978 and 1994 respectively. He became director of the Louvre Museum in 2001. Loyrette's appointment to the directorship of the Louvre Museum was announced on 28 March 2001. According to Resnicow Shroeder Associates, previously Loyrette had "served as Director of the Musée d'Orsay from 1994 to 2001, and Curator at the Musée d'Orsay from 1978 to 1999". Loyrette's contract was recently extended for another three years (through 2013), during which he will oversee construction of an expansion in Paris, as well as a new branch in Abu Dhabi. Loyrette has organized several exhibitions on diverse subjects, including exhibitions on Edgar Degas, Honoré Daumier, and the origins of Impressionism. Loyrette is also an author, with a total of nineteen books on various subjects, including Degas, Gustave Eiffel, and Marcel Proust. One of his most popular works is one of his books on the subject of French art: Nineteenth Century French Art (pictured). 1996. Loyrette recently endorsed the building of a new Louvre museum in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the
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    Martin Sullivan

    • Museum: National Portrait Gallery
    Martin Sullivan is a former chairman of the US President's Advisor Committee on Cultural Property. He resigned, in April 2003, in protest of the US failure to prevent looting of the National Museum of Iraq, following the Invasion of Iraq. Two other cultural advisors, Gary Vikan and Richard S Lanier, also resigned. He is also the Director of Historic Saint Mary's City in Maryland.
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    Gregor Muir

    • Museum: Institute of Contemporary Arts
    Gregor Muir is the Executive Director of the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London. He was previously director of one of the branches of the commercial art gallery Hauser & Wirth, in London (196A Piccadilly). He is author of the 2009 memoir "Lucky Kunst," in which he recalls experiences in the YBA art scene and life in 1990s London. Since starting as ICA Director in 2011, Gregor Muir has been responsible for exhibitions by Pablo Bronstein, Jacob Kassay, Lis Rhodes and Bruce Nauman. At Hauser & Wirth (2004 - 2011), Muir organized exhibitions of works by Francis Picabia, Henry Moore and emerging artists such as Jakub Julian Ziolkowski and Zhang Enli. He has also curated group exhibitions such as 'Old School' bringing together seminal paintings by Old Master and Contemporary artists such as Bruegel, Cranach, Currin and Peyton. In 2005, he curated 'London in Zurich' at Hauser & Wirth Zurich, featuring works by Lali Chetwynd (now Spartacus Chetwynd), Djordje Ozbolt, Daniel Sinsel and Anj Smith. Between 2001 and 2004, Muir was the Kramlich Curator of Contemporary Art at Tate Modern where he worked on numerous film and video acquisitions for Tate Collections, as well as curating museum
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    Mark K. Updegrove

    • Museum: Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum
    Mark K. Updegrove (b. 1961) is an American author and historian, and the director of the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum. Mark K. Updegrove was born and raised outside Philadelphia, where he attended George School, before graduating from the University of Maryland in 1984. Updegrove spent much of his career in magazine publishing including serving as Time magazine's Los Angeles manager; president of Time Canada, Time's separate Canadian edition and operation; and U.S. publisher of Newsweek in New York. While at Time, he conceived and co-developed "Time and the Presidency," a multi-media program on the modern American presidents from FDR to Clinton, which included a series of features in the magazine and a traveling museum exhibit. Currently, he serves as the fourth director of the Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library and Museum in Austin, Texas. Updegrove is the author of three books: Second Acts: Presidential Lives and Legacies After the White House,; Baptism By Fire: Eight Presidents Who Took Office During Times of Crisis; and Indomitable Will: LBJ in the Presidency. Updegrove has written for The Nation, Texas Monthly, American Heritage, National Geographic,
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    Jack Lohman

    • Museum: Museum of London
    Jack Lohman CBE, born Jacek Lohman, was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Royal British Columbia Museum on 26 March 2012. Born in London, England, of Polish parents, Lohman was educated at the University of East Anglia where he graduated with an Honours degree in History of Art in 1979. He was awarded a scholarship to read architecture at the Freie Universität Berlin and later obtained an MA at the University of Manchester. He went on to win a British Council Fellowship Award to study Architecture and Conservation in Warsaw. Before taking up his present appointment, Jack Lohman was appointed Director of the Museum of London in August 2002., . In 2000 He was appointed the Chief Executive Officer of Iziko Museums of Cape Town, South Africa, an organization consisting of fifteen national museums including the South African Museum, the South African Maritime Museum and the South African National Gallery where he led the creation of a new museum institution and the transformation of the national museum sector. He was a Director of TVC Ltd, an award-winning film and audio-visual production company and MET Studio, a multi-disciplinary design consultancy based in London, Singapore
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    James S. Snyder

    • Museum: Shrine of the Book
    James S. Snyder (born 1952 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is the director of the Israel Museum in Jerusalem, Israel. James S. Snyder is a graduate of Harvard University and a Loeb Fellow of Harvard’s Graduate School of Design. He is married to Tina Davis Snyder, a graphic designer, and they have two children. From 1986-1996, Snyder served as deputy director of the Museum of Modern Art in New York. During his tenure, he oversaw the museum’s $60-million, 350,000-square-foot expansion, which was completed in 1984. He also had significant organizational responsibility for such major international loan exhibitions as Henri Matisse: A Retrospective (1992) and Pablo Picasso: A Retrospective (1980). Snyder has been the Anne and Jerome Fisher Director of the Israel Museum since 1996. On his first visit to the Israel Museum, he was stunned at the power of the museum’s site. During his tenure, the Museum has strengthened its international presence with a series of important loan exhibitions in Jerusalem and traveling exhibitions worldwide; continued to expand its holdings across all of its collecting areas; developed its network of International Friends organizations, now operating in fourteen
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    1 votes
    122

    Marc Mayer

    • Museum: National Gallery of Canada
    Marc Mayer (born 1956) is a Canadian arts manager and curator, who was named the director of the National Gallery of Canada on December 8, 2008. Prior to his appointment, he served as director of the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal (2004–2008) and the Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery in Toronto (1998–2001), as well as deputy director at the Brooklyn Museum in New York City (2001–2004) and curator of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo (1994–1998). In Paris he was Head of Visual Arts with the Cultural Services of the Canadian Embassy and was a correspondent for the New York periodical Rizzoli’s The Journal of Art (1990 to 1993). In 1986 he began his career when named Assistant to the Director and later Assistant Director of the 49th Parallel Centre for Contemporary Canadian Art in New York (1986 to 1990). Mayer was born and raised in a Franco-Ontarian family in Sudbury, Ontario, where his father Gil worked in advertising sales for local television and radio stations, ran as a Liberal candidate in Nickel Belt in the 1974 federal election, and recorded comedic commentaries for CKSO-TV under the pseudonym "Marcel Mucker". Openly gay, he holds a degree in art history from
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    David B Speer

    • Museum: Museum of Science and Industry
    David B. Speer is an American businessman. Mr. Speer has served as the Chief Executive Officer of Illinois Tool Works since 2005, and has been Chairman of the Board since 2006. The company is headquartered in Glenview, IL. Speer is a 1973 graduate of Iowa State University where he earned a degree in industrial engineering. In 1977, he earned his MBA from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University . In addition to his role at ITW, Speer serves on the board of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, the Executives' Club of Chicago, Rush University Medical Center, the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry, and the Economic Club of Chicago, and Rockwell Automation.
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    Nicholas Penny

    • Museum: National Gallery, London
    Nicholas Penny, FSA (born 21 December 1949) is a British art historian. Since Spring 2008 he has been director of the National Gallery in London. Penny was educated at Shrewsbury School and St Catharine's College, Cambridge, before undertaking his postgraduate studies at the Courtauld Institute of Art in London. His academic career began with a research fellowship at Clare Hall, Cambridge, after which he went on to teach art history at Manchester University. While still in his early thirties, Penny was appointed to the Slade Professorship at Oxford University and to a Senior Research Fellowship at King's College, Cambridge. He was the co-author, with Francis Haskell, of Taste and the Antique, a study of the formation of the canon of classical sculpture published in 1984. Between 1984 and 1989 Penny was keeper of the department of Western art at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford and Professorial Fellow of Balliol College, Oxford. In 1990 he began a long association with the National Gallery, joining the institution as Clore Curator of Renaissance Painting. Shortly afterwards, in 1991, he identified the Madonna of the Pinks belonging to the Duke of Northumberland as a genuine Raphael, and
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    Richard Hodges

    • Museum: University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
    Richard Hodges OBE, FSA (born 29 September 1952) is a British archaeologist and president of The American University of Rome. His published research primarily concerns trade and economics during the early part of the Middle Ages in Europe. A former professor and director of the Institute of World Archaeology at the University of East Anglia (1995–2007), as of 2009 Hodges is also the former Williams Director of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology in Philadelphia (October 2007- 2012). His earlier works include Dark Age Economics (1982), Mohammed, Charlemagne and the Origins of Europe (1983) and Light in the Dark Ages: The Rise and Fall of San Vincenzo Al Volturno (1997). In his influential work Dark Age Economics (1982) he cited extensive archaeological evidence for a network of trade outposts called emporia that encircled the North Sea. These emporia rose and flourished between the 7th and 9th centuries, and varied from simple settlements of no more than a dock and several warehouses to complex settlements with gridded streets and permanent populations such as those found at Dorestad and Quentovic. After increased Viking activity in the later half
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    Constance (Connie) Wolf

    • Museum: Contemporary Jewish Museum
    Constance (Connie) Wolf was appointed as Director and CEO of the Contemporary Jewish Museum (CJM) in January 1999 and oversees the day-to-day operations of the Museum and the CJM¬タルs building project to relocate to its new home in the historic Jessie Street Power Substation Prior to joining the CJM, Ms. Wolf held posts at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City from 1991 to 1999. She was the associate director for public programs and also the Helena Rubinstein Curator of Education. At the Whitney, Ms. Wolf directed the Museum¬タルs educational and public programs, community outreach and collaborations, the library and archives, branch Museums, new technology initiatives and the Whitney¬タルs Independent Study Program. Prior to that, Ms. Wolf served as a research associate and Warren Weaver Fellow at the Rockefeller Foundation. She also spent time as a senior research assistant at the Harvard Graduate School of Education¬タルs Project Zero. Ms. Wolf has also held positions at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. Ms. Wolf is currently a member of the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute Academic Advisory Committee. She has also served as
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    Richard Armstrong

    • Museum: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
    Richard Armstrong (born 1949) is an American museum director. Since 2008, Armstrong has been the director of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, including the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York City and its other museums throughout the world. Before joining the Guggenheim in 2008, he was a curator at, and then director of, Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Armstrong was born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri. During his summer vacations as a teenager in the 1960s, he worked as a page for U.S. Representative Richard Bolling and U.S. Senator Stuart Symington. During these hot summers in Washington, D.C., he developed an interest in art by visiting air-conditioned museums, especially the National Gallery of Art. In 1968, after a year at Lake Forest College in Illinois, and shortly after the assassinations of Martin Luther King and Robert Kennedy, Armstrong moved to Dijon, France. There he became interested in French art and architecture. Armstrong soon began to study at the Université de Dijon and then at the Sorbonne. Living in an unheated apartment, he spent time at the Louvre, finding the warm museum as welcoming during the Parisian winter as the cool
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    Roy Clare

    • Museum: Auckland War Memorial Museum
    Roy Alexander George Clare (b. 30 September 1950, Hammersmith, London) was Chief Executive of the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council 2007-2011. The MLA is due to close down in April 2012 as part of a UK government initiative. In April 2011 he was appointed director of the Auckland War Memorial Museum in New Zealand, replacing interim director Sir Don McKinnon. He moved with his family from London to Cape Town, South Africa, where he attended St George's Grammar School. He joined the Royal Navy as a seaman at HMS Ganges in 1966, aged 15, and rose to become a rear admiral in 1999 before leaving the service in 2000. During his naval career he studied at the Britannia Royal Naval College, Dartmouth (passing out in 1972 as the winner of that year's Queen's Sword of Honour), the Royal Naval Staff College, Greenwich, and the Royal College of Defence Studies. He was Military Assistant to the Minister of State for the Armed Forces and, later, the Assistant Director of Navy Plans (Ships). His commands included the minehunter Bronington the destroyers Birmingham (1987–89) and York, and the aircraft carrier Invincible (1996–97). He was Captain of the Third Destroyer Squadron in 1991-92
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    Larry Gagosian

    • Museum: Gagosian Gallery
    Lawrence Gilbert "Larry" Gagosian (born April 19, 1945) is an American art dealer who owns the Gagosian Gallery chain of art galleries. Working in concert with collectors including Douglas S. Cramer, Eli Broad and Keith Barish he developed a reputation for knowing how to push prices upwards as well as for staging museum quality exhibitions. Gagosian was born in Los Angeles, the elder of two siblings, to Armenian immigrant parents. Between 1963 and 1969 he pursued a major in English literature at UCLA. He worked briefly in an entry-level job at the William Morris Agency, but got his start in the art business by selling posters near the campus of UCLA in Los Angeles. He closed his poster shop around 1976, when a former restaurant facility became available in the same complex on Broxton, and upgraded to prints by artists like Diane Arbus and Lee Friedlander. His gallery Prints on Broxton was renamed the Broxton Gallery when he began to show a wider array of contemporary art. The gallery worked with up and coming artists such as Vija Celmins, Alexis Smith, and Elyn Zimmerman, and staged exhibitions such as "Broxton Sequences: Sequential Imagery in Photography", which included the work
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    140

    Michael Brand

    • Museum: J. Paul Getty Museum
    Dr Michael Brand (born 1958) is an art scholar from Australia. Throughout his career, Brand has specialised in the art of Asia, in particular Indian art. Brand was born in Canberra, but spent several years in the United States of America while his father was a representative at the International Monetary Fund. He lived in McLean, Virginia in 1971 and 1972, and spent four years studying in Washington, D.C. to complete High School. Brand completed his undergraduate studies at the Australian National University in 1979 specialising in Art History and Asian Studies, and attained an MA and PhD at Harvard University in 1982 and 1987 respectively. After completing his studies, Brand worked as the founding head of Asian art at the National Gallery of Australia and in 1996 unsuccessfully applied for the directorship there He left for the Queensland Art Gallery later that year, and spent four years working as assistant director. In 2000 he moved to Richmond, Virginia to succeed Katherine C. Lee as director of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. In August 2005 Brand was appointed director of the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, California, refuting speculation that he may have accepted the
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    3 votes
    141
    Steve Gower

    Steve Gower

    • Museum: Australian War Memorial
    Major General Stephen Newman "Steve" Gower AO AO(Mil) (born 10 June 1940) is a former director of the Australian War Memorial (AWM). Before being appointed the AWM's director in 1996 he served as an officer in the Australian Army. During his time in the Army he saw combat as an artillery forward observer during the Vietnam War in 1966 and 1967. He is also the author of the books Guns of the Regiment (1981) and Options for an Australian Defence Technological Strategy (1982).
    6.33
    3 votes
    142

    Adam Weinberg

    • Museum: Whitney Museum of American Art
    Adam D. Weinberg is an art museum curator and director. Adam D. Weinberg became the Alice Pratt Brown Director of the Whitney Museum of American Art in October 1, 2003. He is also on the board of trustees of the museum. Before that Weinberg was the Mary Stripp and R. Crosby Kemper Director of the Addison Gallery of American Art at Phillips Academy, Andover, from 1999 until 2003. During the 1980s, Weinberg worked at the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota where he served as Director of Education and Assistant Curator. He joined the Whitney in 1989 initially as Director of the Whitney branch at the Equitable Center at 52nd and Seventh Avenue. Weinberg was then appointed to the office of artistic and program director of the venerable American Center France in Paris in 1991. Many of the patrons considered his departure over organizational politics a loss to the institution. The Whitney reappointed him as Curator of the Permanent Collection in 1993 and was made Senior Curator there in 1998. He holds a BA from Brandeis University and a Masters degree from the Visual Studies Workshop, the State University of New York at Buffalo.
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    Jeff Idelson

    • Museum: National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum
    Jeffrey L. "Jeff" Idelson (born in West Newton, Massachusetts) is the current president of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, located in Cooperstown, New York. He was named to the position on April 16, 2008, and he replaced Dale Petroskey. In 1986, he graduated from Connecticut College in New London, Connecticut (Bachelor of Arts in International Economics), Idelson began his professional career as a vendor at Fenway Park in Boston while in junior high, high school, and during college. Idelson went on to be an intern in the public relations department of the Boston Red Sox in 1986, continuing work in the team's public relations department in 1987-88. He also produced home games for the Red Sox Radio Network (110 stations) in 1987 and 1988, serving as the flagship station's liaison to the Red Sox's primary charity, the Jimmy Fund. Idelson was then hired by the New York Yankees, and was the club's director of media relations and publicity from 1989 until 1993. In 1994, Idelson served as assistant vice president and senior press officer for the 1994 World Cup organizing committee, before joining the Baseball Hall of Fame on September 26, 1994, as director of public
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    145
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    Manuel Toharia

    Manuel Toharia

    • Museum: El Museu de les Ciències Príncipe Felipe
    Manuel Toharia Cortés is a Spanish science writer, museum director and television personality. Born on August 3, 1944 in Madrid, Spain, Toharia is the Science Director of the City of Arts and Sciences and the Príncipe Felipe Science Museum in Valencia, Spain since taking the post in 1999. Toharia holds a degree in Physics from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid specializing in astrophysics. From 1970 to 1979 he was the editor of the science section of the Spanish newspaper Informaciones, and was one of the most popular figures in Spanish television as the "weather man" on Televisión Española (TVE) until the early 1980s. Toharia directed and hosted various science programs on TVE including Alcores (1981–1983), Última Frontera (1983–1984), Viva la Ciencia (1990) and El Alambique (1989) on Canal Sur.
    5.25
    4 votes
    150
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    151
    Francisco Moreno

    Francisco Moreno

    • Museum: La Plata Museum
    Francisco Pascasio Moreno (May 31, 1852–November 22, 1919) was a prominent explorer and academic in Argentina, where he is usually referred to as Perito Moreno (perito means "specialist, expert"). Perito Moreno has been credited as one of the most influential figures in the Argentine incorporation of large parts of Patagonia. Moreno was born to Francisco and Juana Thwaites Madero in Buenos Aires. Raised in a traditional patrician family, he studied in local parochial schools. He shared his spare time with his father searching for artifacts and fossils, and at age 14, created a homemade museum of his extensive collections. Following graduation in 1872, he participated in the establishment of the Argentine Scientific Society, and embarked on the first of the series of expeditions that made him well known: a survey of Río Negro Territory, largely uncharted territory which had recently been made accessible by the controversial Conquest of the Desert campaign. In January 1876, he reached Lake Nahuel-Huapi, in the southern Andes, and discovered, on February 14, 1877, Lake San Martín. He also explored numerous rivers in Patagonia, and on March 4, he discovered El Chaltén mountain, which
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    2 votes
    152

    Joseph Rosa

    • Museum: University of Michigan Museum of Art
    Director of the University of Michigan Museum of Art.
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    2 votes
    153

    Klaus Biesenbach

    • Museum: MoMA PS1
    Klaus Biesenbach (b. 1967 in Bergisch Gladbach, Germany) is the current Director of MoMA PS1 in Queens, New York City and Chief Curator at Large at The Museum of Modern Art, New York City. He is also the Founding Director of Kunst-Werke (KW) Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin. Biesenbach was born in 1967, Bergisch Gladbach, Germany. Biesenbach founded Kunst-Werke (KW) Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin in 1991, as well as the Berlin Biennale in 1996, and remains Founding Director of both entities. Under his artistic and executive directorship, KW and the Berlin Biennale were started as self-inventive initiatives and are now federally and state funded institutions. Biesenbach joined MoMA PS1 as a curator in 1996; the museum's director Alanna Heiss had hired him part-time while allowing him to maintain his directorship in Berlin. In 2004, Biesenbach was appointed as a curator in MoMA Department of Film and Media. He was named Chief Curator of MoMA's newly formed Department of Media, in 2006, which was subsequently broadened to the Department of Media and Performance Art, in 2009, to reflect the Museum's increased focus on collecting, preserving, and exhibiting performance
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    2 votes
    154
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    156

    Stephanie Wiles

    • Museum: Allen Memorial Art Museum
    Stephanie Wiles is the John G.W. Cowles director of the Allen Memorial Art Museum at Oberlin College
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    2 votes
    157
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    158

    Michael Dixon

    • Museum: Natural History Museum
    Michael Dixon is the Director of the Natural History Museum in London, England. Dixon attended Tiffin School. His education continued at Imperial College London and the University of York. He was Director General of the Zoological Society of London and became Director of the Natural History Museum on 1 June 2004. He lives in West Sussex and has three children.
    6.00
    3 votes
    159
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    160

    Sandy Nairne

    • Museum: National Portrait Gallery
    Alexander Robert "Sandy" Nairne CBE FSA (born 8 June 1953) is a British museum director and writer. Since 2002, he has been the director of the National Portrait Gallery. Nairne is the son of senior civil servant, Sir Patrick Nairne, and studied at University College, Oxford in the early 1970s and rowed for the Oxford University second crew Isis. Nairne came into contact with Nicholas Serota, while working at the Museum of Modern Art, Oxford in 1974–76. After a period as an Assistant Curator at the Tate Gallery (1976–80) Nairne was appointed Director of Exhibitions at the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), a position he held until 1984 - exhibitions included "Brand New York," Robert Mapplethorpe, Mary Miss, "Women's Images of Men," and "About Time." In 1987, Nairne wrote the television documentary series "State of the Art" for Channel 4. The series and Nairne's accompanying book acts as a follow on to the Robert Hughes series The Shock of the New and provides a critical survey of contemporary visual arts from America and Europe through the 1980s. In 1988, Nairne was appointed as the director of the Visual Arts Department at the Arts Council. In this capacity, Nairne oversaw the
    5.67
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    161
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    171

    Ian Blatchford

    • Museum: Science Museum
    Ian Blatchford is the Director of the Science Museum Group, which oversees the Science Museum in London, England, and other related museums. He was previous Deputy Director of the Victoria and Albert Museum, opposite the Science Museum on Exhibition Road in South Kensington, southwest London. Blatchford studied law at Mansfield College, University of Oxford. He also holds an MA degree in Renaissance Studies from Birkbeck College, University of London. Ian Blatchford started his career working at the Bank of England and the merchant bankers Barclays de Zoete Wedd in the City of London. He then joined the Arts Council as the Deputy Finance Director. He moved to the marketing and design agency Cricket Communications, working in the position of Financial Controller. In 1996. he joined the Royal Academy of Arts as the Director of Finance. In April 2002, Blatchford joined the Victoria and Albert Museum as Director of Finance and Resources. He then became Deputy Director in December 2004. He left to be Director of the National Museum of Science and Industry in October 2010. Blatchford is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants. He is Chairman of the Governors of De
    7.00
    1 votes
    172

    Malcolm Rogers

    • Museum: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
    Malcolm Rogers CBE (born 1948) is a British-born art curator who has served as the director of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston since 1994. In this role he has brought both extensive popularity and controversy to the museum. Rogers was educated at Oakham School, Magdalen College and Christ Church, Oxford, earning a B.A. with first class honors and a D.Phil. in English. Prior to his position at the MFA, Boston, he worked his way up from librarian to Deputy Director at the National Portrait Gallery in London. An expert on portraiture, he has published extensively on the subject. In 1995, Rogers opened the museum to the public, after access had been restricted in 1990. This has included renovating and reopening both of the Museum’s historic entrances—-Huntington Avenue on the Avenue of the Arts and the MFA’s State Street Corporation Fenway Entrance overlooking the Back Bay Fens. In addition, Rogers eliminated admission fees for children 17 and younger and instituted a series of free community days. Under his tenure, museum attendance has risen from record low to record high numbers, now around 1 million a year, and the museum's previously shaky finances have been stabilized to a
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    173
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    175

    Stephen Bullock

    • Museum: British Commercial Vehicle Museum
    Volunteer director (trustee) of the British Commercial Vehicle Museum in Leyland, Lancashire.
    7.00
    1 votes
    176
    W. Michael Blumenthal

    W. Michael Blumenthal

    • Museum: Jewish Museum Berlin
    Werner Michael Blumenthal (born January 3, 1926) served as United States Secretary of the Treasury under President Jimmy Carter from 1977-1979. Blumenthal was born in Oranienburg, Brandenburg, Germany, the son of Rose Valerie (née Markt) and Ewald Blumenthal. The Blumenthals were Jewish, and left the country in 1939, shortly before the outbreak of World War II. They went to Shanghai, and then to the United States in 1947. He graduated from the University of California, Berkeley in 1951 with a B.S. degree in business administration from the Haas School of Business. He later received a Ph.D from Princeton University, where he was also a taught Economics from 1953-1956. He then joined Crown Cork International Corporation, where he rose to Vice President and Director. In the 1960s, he entered politics and public service. He served in the State Department from 1961 until 1967 as advisor to Presidents Kennedy and Johnson on trade. Following a ten-year career as president and then chairman of the board with Bendix International, President Jimmy Carter appointed him as Secretary of the Treasury, where he served from January 23, 1977 to August 4, 1979. He returned to the business sector and
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    1 votes
    177
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    185

    Maxwell Anderson

    • Museum: Indianapolis Museum of Art
    James Maxwell Anderson (15 December 1888 – 28 February 1959) was an American playwright, author, poet, journalist and lyricist. Anderson was born in Atlantic, Pennsylvania, the second of eight children to William Lincoln "Link" Anderson, a Baptist minister, and Charlotte Perrimela Stephenson, both of Scots and Irish descent. His family initially lived on his maternal grandmother Sheperd's farm in Atlantic, then moved to Andover, Ohio, where his father became a railroad fireman while studying to become a minister. They moved often, to follow their father's ministerial posts, and Maxwell was frequently sick, missing a great deal of school. He used his time sick in bed to read voraciously, and both his parents and Aunt Emma were storytellers, which contributed to Anderson's love of literature. During a visit to his grandmother's house in Atlantic, at age 11, he met the first love of his life, Hallie Loomis, a slightly older girl from a wealthier family. His autobiographical tale, Morning, Winter and Night told of rape, incest and sadomasochism on the farm. It was published under a pseudonym, John Nairne Michealson, to prevent offending family. The Andersons bounced between Andover,
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    2 votes
    186
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    3 votes
    188

    Gordon Rintoul

    • Museum: National Museum of Scotland
    Gordon Rintoul CBE is Director of National Museums Scotland in Edinburgh, Scotland. Rintoul was born in Glasgow, Scotland. He studied physics at the University of Edinburgh and received a PhD from the University of Manchester in the history of science and technology. In 1984, he was appointed as curator of the Colour Museum in Bradford, West Yorkshire. Between 1987 and 1998, he was Director of Catalyst, a museum in Widnes, Cheshire on the chemical industry. In 1989, he was awarded the Diploma of the Museums Association. In 1998, he became Chief Executive of the Sheffield Galleries and Museums Trust. In 2001, he led the opening of the Millennium Galleries, an art gallery in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, with funding from the Millennium Commission and in partnership with the Victoria and Albert Museum. He became Director of National Museums Scotland in 2002, where he has led the project to restore the Royal Museum. Rintoul was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2012 Birthday Honours for services to the museum sector.
    5.00
    3 votes
    189
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    2 votes
    192

    Ian Dejardin

    • Museum: Dulwich Picture Gallery
    Ian A.C. Dejardin is an art historian and Director of the Dulwich Picture Gallery in Dulwich, southeast London, England. He succeeded Desmond Shawe-Taylor as Director in 2005 and was previously a Chief Curator at the Gallery from 1998. Ian Dejardin holds an MA in the History of Art from the University of Edinburgh. He started a doctorate in art history at the University of Warwick, but then spent seven years developing a designer knitwear business in Cumbria. Subsequently he completed a postgraduate diploma in art gallery and museum studies at Manchester University. This was followed by curatorial appointments at the Royal Academy of Arts, London, and with English Heritage (London Region). In 1998, Dejardin was appointed as a curator at the Dulwich Picture Gallery and was responsible for the Gallery's Permanent Collection of paintings, furniture and works on paper. Dejardin became the Gallery's director in 2005 coordinating several major exhibitions on an annual basis.
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    198

    Thomas P. Campbell

    • Museum: The Cloisters
    Thomas P. Campbell, Ph.D. (born 1962), is the ninth director of The Metropolitan Museum of Art. After fourteen years as a curator in the Department of European Sculpture and Decorative Arts, specializing in tapestries, he was elected Director and CEO on September 9, 2008. Born in Singapore and raised in Cambridge, England, where he attended The Perse School, Campbell received his B.A. in English language and literature at New College, Oxford in 1984, followed by a Diploma from Christie's Fine and Decorative Arts course, London, in 1985. While studying for his Master's degree at the Courtauld Institute of Art (1987), he discovered the extent to which mainstream art history had overlooked the major role that the tapestry medium played in European art and propaganda. During the following years, he worked to rectify this by creating the Franses Tapestry Archive in London (1987–94), which, with more than 120,000 images, is the largest and most up-to-date information resource on European tapestries and figurative textiles in the world. His early research culminated in several groundbreaking research articles and a Ph.D. from the Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London (1999) on
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    2 votes
    199
    Timothy Potts

    Timothy Potts

    • Museum: Fitzwilliam Museum
    Dr Timothy Potts is an Australian art historian, archaeologist, and museum director. Timothy Potts was educated at the University of Sydney (BA Hons) and holds a DPhil in Near Eastern art and archaeology from the University of Oxford, where he was a research lecturer and British Academy Research Fellow in Near Eastern Archaeology and Art at Christ Church, Oxford (1985–90). Timothy Potts was co-director of the University of Sydney excavations at Pella, Jordan from 1982 to 1989. He worked at Lehman Brothers in New York from 1990 to 1994 and then became director of the National Gallery of Victoria (1994–1998). In conjunction with his directorship at the National Gallery of Victoria, Timothy was Adjunct Professor at La Trobe University, and a Professorial Fellow at the University of Melbourne. He was the Director of the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth, Texas from 1998 to 2007 and is currently the Director of the Fitzwilliam Museum at the University of Cambridge (2007-). Dr Potts directs studies in the History of Art for Clare College, Cambridge. His research interests are Ancient Near Eastern art history, archaeology and history; museology; the classical tradition in western art. Dr
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    2 votes
    200

    Martin Earwicker

    • Museum: National Museum of Science and Industry
    Professor Martin John Earwicker FREng CCMI was Director of the National Museum of Science and Industry group of British museums (including the Science Museum, National Railway Museum and National Media Museum) from 2006 until 2009. Prior to taking on this role, he was Chief Executive of the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl). Martin Earwicker graduated with a degree in physics from the University of Surrey. He previously worked as Managing Director of the Defence Evaluation and Research Agency and head of Science and Engineering at the Office of Science and Technology‚ part of the Department of Trade and Industry. From April 2009, he has been Vice-Chancellor of London South Bank University, replacing Professor Deian Hopkin on his retirement.
    4.67
    3 votes
    201
    Glenn D. Lowry

    Glenn D. Lowry

    • Museum: Museum of Modern Art
    Glenn David Lowry (born September 28, 1954) is an American art historian and director of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City since 1995. His initiatives there include strengthening MoMA's contemporary art program and guiding a $900 million capital campaign for the renovation, expansion, and endowment of the Museum. He has lectured and written extensively in support of contemporary art and artists and the role of museums in society, among other topics. Lowry was born in 1954 in New York City and raised in Williamstown, Massachusetts. He received a B.A. degree (1976) magna cum laude from Williams College, Williamstown, and M.A. (1978) and Ph.D. (1982) degrees in the history of art from Harvard University. Lowry was curator of Near Eastern Art at the Smithsonian Institution’s Arthur M. Sackler Gallery and Freer Gallery of Art (1984–90). He was director of the Art Gallery of Ontario from 1990 to 1995. In February 1999, Lowry and Alanna Heiss, former director of the P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, initiated the merger of their two organizations. Lowry is a board member of the Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD) and a former board member of Judd Foundation. He is a
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    Peter Doroshenko

    • Museum: PinchukArtCentre
    Peter Doroshenko (born 1962 in Chicago, Illinois, USA) is the Executive Director at the Dallas Contemporary, Texas, United States. Before his arrival in Dallas, Doroshenko was the President and Artistic Director of the Pinchuk Art Centre, Kiev, Ukraine. He has held director and curator positions over the past twenty years, including a controversial period at the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, England; SMAK - Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Ghent, Belgium; inova (Institute of Visual Arts), Milwaukee; Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston; and Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse. In the last fifteen years, Doroshenko has organized exhibitions including: Michaël Borremans, Candice Breitz, Maurizio Cattelan, Beryl Cook, Sam Durant, Meschac Gaba, Kendell Geers, Andreas Gursky, Luisa Lambri, John McCracken, Mariko Mori, João Penalva, Bojan Sarcevic, Kim Sooja, Pascal Marthine-Tayou, Juergen Teller, Barthélémy Toguo, Salla Tykka and Sam Taylor-Wood. Doroshenko has written or contributed to several books and numerous exhibition catalogues on artists' work including: Dzine, Dora Garcia, Joseph Havel, Uri Tzaig, Adriana Varejão and Erwin Wurm. In 2010, he published a monograph
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    Ed Krupp

    • Museum: Griffith Observatory
    Edwin C. Krupp (born November 18, 1944, Chicago) is an American astronomer and author. He has been the director of the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles for over thirty years, since first taking over the position in 1974 from his predecessor, William J. Kaufmann III. Krupp is known for his extensive publications on astronomical and science education topics and his promotion of astronomy to the general public via his books, columns, appearances in visual media and through the science communication programs at the observatory. Several of his books have won notable awards from institutions such as the American Institute of Physics and the Astronomical Society of the Pacific. In particular, Krupp is noted for his specialist contributions and investigations in the field of archaeoastronomy on which he has written widely, including such books as In Search of Ancient Astronomies (1977) and Archaeoastronomy and the Roots of Science (1984). Krupp hosted the astronomy educational series "Project Universe" on the American PBS channel in the late 1970s. He received his degrees in astronomy from UCLA, a Master's degree in 1968 and a PhD in 1972; his PhD advisor was George Abell. He received a
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    Malcolm Warner

    • Museum: Laguna Art Museum
    Malcolm John Warner (born May 17, 1953) is an English art historian and curator who lives in the United States. Warner was born in Aldershot, Hampshire, England. He has been Deputy Director of the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth, Texas since 2007, having been senior curator since 2002. Previous positions include research curator at the Art Institute of Chicago, curator of European art at the San Diego Museum of Art, and senior curator of Paintings and Sculpture at the Yale Center for British Art. He received his Ph.D. from the Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London on the professional career of John Everett Millais. He is responsible for the organization of many important exhibitions such as The Victorians; British painting from 1837-1901 at the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C. (1997), Stubbs and the Horse, an exhibit of paintings, engravings, and detailed anatomical studies of horses done by George Stubbs, This other Eden: paintings from the Yale Center for British Art, The Mirror and the Mask; Portraiture in the age of Picasso, and Butchers, Dragons, Gods and Skeletons, a collection of film installations by Philip Haas. The New York Times review of Warner's
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    Stephen Snoddy

    • Museum: BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art
    Stephen Snoddy (b. 1959, Belfast, Northern Ireland) is a Gallery Director. Snoddy trained as a painter at Belfast College of Art where he graduated in 1983 with an MA in Fine Art. He moved to Manchester in 1986 and graduated with a Postgraduate Diploma in Art Gallery & Museum Studies from the University of Manchester in 1987 and then moved to Bristol to become Exhibitions Organiser at Arnolfini Gallery. He worked from 1987–1991 on an exhibition programme that included solo exhibitions by Richard Long, Giuseppe Penone, Gillian Ayres, Rachel Whiteread, Vong Phaophanit, Jannis Kounellis: Drawings, Jack B. Yeats: The Late Works (which toured to the Whitechapel Art Gallery and Haags Gemeentemuseum) and the first solo exhibition of Juan Munoz in the UK. In 1991, he became Exhibitions Director of Cornerhouse, Manchester, where he and other city curators established the Manchester Gallery Consortium to when the Hayward Gallery brought the British Art Show 4 to the city in 1995. He also organised such shows as the first John Baldessari European Retrospective toured to the Serpentine Gallery, London and onwards onto a European tour; a Bruce McLean film commission; 'Sublime: Manchester Music
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    Aaron Betsky

    • Museum: Cincinnati Art Museum
    Aaron Betsky (born 1958) is an architect, critic, curator, educator, lecturer, and writer on architecture and design, who since August 2006 has been the director of the Cincinnati Art Museum. From 2001 to 2006 Betsky served as director of the Netherlands Architecture Institute in Rotterdam, Netherlands. Although Betsky was born in Missoula, Montana, USA, he grew up in The Netherlands. He graduated from Yale University with a B.A. in History, the Arts and Letters (1979) and a M.Arch. (1983). He then taught at Cal Poly Pomona and the University of Cincinnati from 1983 to 1985 and worked as a designer for Frank Gehry and Hodgetts & Fung. From 1995-2001 Betsky was Curator of Architecture, Design and Digital Projects at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art before moving back to The Netherlands. Betsky has written numerous monographs on the work of late 20th century architects, including I.M. Pei, UN Studio, Koning Eizenberg Architecture, Inc., Zaha Hadid and MVRDV, as well as treatises on aesthetics, psychology and human sexuality as they pertain to aspects of architecture, and is one of the main contributors to a spatial interpretation of Queer theory. Betsky was named as the
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    Deyan Sudjic

    • Museum: Design Museum
    Deyan Sudjic is director of the Design Museum, London, England. Before moving to his post at the Design Museum, he contributed to Schoolkids OZ, was the design and architecture critic for The Observer, the Dean of the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture at Kingston University and co-chair of the Urban Age Advisory Board. In 1983, he co-founded with Peter Murray and Simon Esterson, Blueprint, a monthly architecture magazine and went on to be the magazine's editor and then its editorial director. From 2000 to 2004, he was the editor of Domus. Alongside these roles, he was the director of The Glasgow UK City of Architecture and Design program in 1999 and the director of the Venice Architecture Biennale in 2002. He was also a juror for the design of London Aquatics Centre, which was designed and built for the 2012 Olympics by the architect Zaha Hadid.
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    Gil Stein

    • Museum: Oriental Institute, Chicago
    Gil Stein is an American archaeologist and current director of the Oriental Institute at the University of Chicago. Stein received a B.A. from Yale University in 1978 and a Ph.D. in 1988 from the University of Pennsylvania. In 1990, he was appointed an assistant professor at the Department of Antropology at Northwestern University, and in 2001 became a full professor at the same department. In 2002, he moved to the University of Chicago. Since 2008 he has jointly directed the Joint Syrian-American Archaeological Research Project at Tell Zeidan of the Ubaid culture.
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    Timothy Rub

    • Museum: Cleveland Museum of Art
    Timothy F. Rub (born 1952) is an American museum director and art historian. He currently holds the position of the George D. Widener Director and Chief Executive Officer at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, one of the largest museums in the United States. Timothy Rub was born in 1952 in New York, N.Y. He was raised largely in New Jersey and received a bachelor's degree in Art History from Middlebury College in Vermont. He received his master's degree in Art History from the New York University Institute of Fine Arts. He also received a degree in business administration from Yale University. After Yale, Rub was named a Ford Foundation Fellow and was the curator at the Cooper-Hewitt Museum from 1983 to 1987. From 1991 to 1999, he was the director of the Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire. He was director of the Cincinnati Art Museum from 2000 until, in 2006, he was selected to head the Cleveland Museum of Art. While at Cleveland, he was responsible for the reinstallation of European and American art collections, and oversaw its capital project and fundraising campaign. Under his tenure, the museum completed the first phase of a seven-year 350-million dollar
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