We are happy to announce the completion of the following searches. Please join us in congratulating the new hires and their organizations:
The search for Curator of European Glass at Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, New York has been completed with the arrival of Dr. Christopher Maxwell in October, 2016. Christopher has extensive experience with the Royal Collection in the UK and the reinterpretation of the Victoria & Albert Museum’s ceramics galleries, with a particular focus on French porcelain. Christopher’s PhD is from the University of Glasgow.
Alan Chong arrives as the new Director and CEO of the Currier Museum of Art in September, 2016. Alan succeeds Susan Strickler, also an ORI placement, who retired after a remarkable 20-year tenure.
Alan comes to the Currier after 6 years as Director of the Asian Civilisations Museum and the Peranakan Museum in Singapore. Previously, Alan was the Lia and William Poorvu Curator of the Collection at the Isabella Steward Gardner Museum. Raised in Hawaii, Chong earned a doctorate in art history from the New York University Institute of Fine Arts and holds a Bachelor of Arts in History of Art from Yale University. His areas of specialization include cross-cultural art and 17th-century Dutch art.
The board of directors of Conner Prairie, one of the most visited outdoor museums in the US with an outstanding reputation for innovation in the fields of science, history, art, and nature, has selected Norman O. Burns II as president and CEO. Norman arrived in January 2016 from his position as Executive Director of Maymont in Richmond, VA. Norman holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in history from Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, TN.
Susie Silbert has been selected by the Corning Museum of Glass as Curator of Modern and Contemporary Glass. Silbert holds a master’s degree in Decorative Arts, Design History, and Material Culture from Bard Graduate Center, and a BFA, concentrating in glass, from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. An independent curator, writer and historian, Silbert has held a curatorial fellowship at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, worked on projects for the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and the New-York Historical Society among other organizations, and interned at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Silbert joined the Corning Museum in April, 2016.
International Print Center New York’s Board of Trustees has appointed Judy Hecker as the next Director, succeeding founding Director Anne Coffin. Judy comes to IPCNY from The Museum of Modern Art, New York, where she is Assistant Curator in the Department of Drawings and Prints and has served since 1997, organizing numerous innovative projects. Her tenure at IPCNY began in February, 2016. Judy received her M.A. from the University of Chicago and her B.A. from Wellesley College.
Charles Guerin, previously the Director of the Hyde Collection in Glens Falls, New York, is the new Executive Director of the young and ambitious Biggs Museum of American Art in Dover, Maryland. Charles was instrumental in expanding the permanent collection of the Hyde in modern American art, American photography and 19th century French art and championed community programming. Earlier, Charles was at the University of Arizona Museum of Art. Charles began his tenure at the Biggs in May, 2015.
The City of Anniston has hired Alan Robison as Director of the Anniston Museum Complex, which includes the Anniston Museum of Natural History, the Berman Museum of World History and Longleaf Botanical Gardens. Alan comes to Anniston from serving as Executive Director of the Customs House Museum and Cultural Center in Clarksville, Tennessee and previously served with the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame and Museum. His master’s degree in History and Public History is from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. Alan began his tenure in October, 2015.