Museum of the Southwest

Museum of the Southwest

Daniel Eck appointed Executive Director

We are pleased to announce that Daniel Eck will be the new Executive Director at the Museum of the Southwest (MSW) in Midland, TX. Dan will begin his new position on June 18, 2018. Dan joins the MSW from the Sarasota Museum of Art where he is the Deputy Director of Operations. Dan Keegan and Marilyn Hoffman of Museum Search & Reference ran the search for this position at the MSW.

Royal Ontario Museum

Royal Ontario Museum

Dr. Fahmida Suleman appointed Curator of Islamic Art & Culture

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Fahmida Suleman will be the new Curator of Islamic Art & Culture at the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Dr. Suleman will begin her new position in January 2019. Fahmida joins the ROM from the British Museum where she is the Phyllis Bishop Curator for the Modern Middle East. In that position, Fahmida is responsible for the Museum's collection of ethnographic objects and textiles from the Middle East and Central Asia. Previously, Fahmida was also a consultant with the Aga Khan Trust for Culture during the development phase of the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto. Marilyn Hoffman and Connie Rosemont of Museum Search & Reference ran the international search for this position at the ROM.

Peabody Essex Museum

Peabody Essex Museum

Siddhartha V. Shah appointed Curator of Indian and South Asian Art

We are delighted to announce that Siddhartha V. Shah is the new Curator of Indian and South Asian Art at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, MA. Shah will begin his new position in June 2018. He comes to PEM from Columbia University, New York with academic interests that include the aesthetics of imperial rule in British India, Tantric cults of the Divine Feminine and late 19th century British and French painting. Marilyn Hoffman and Connie Rosemont of Museum Search and Reference ran the international search for this position at PEM.