International Museum of Art and Science

International Museum of Art and Science

Ann Fortescue appointed President and Executive Director

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Ann Fortescue who will be the new President and Executive Director of the International Museum of Art & Science (IMAS). Fortescue will assume the duties of President and Executive Director in mid-July 2019. Dan Keegan, Senior Search Consultant at Museum Search & Reference ran the nationwide search for IMAS.  

Connecticut River Museum

Connecticut River Museum

Gainor Davis appointed Executive Director

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Gainor Davis as Executive Director of the Connecticut River Museum. Chosen after a nationwide search, Davis will assume the duties of Executive Director on July 10, 2019. Scott Stevens, Senior Search Consultant at Museum Search & Reference ran the nationwide search.  

Wichita Falls Museum of Art

Wichita Falls Museum of Art

Tracee Robertson appointed Director

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Tracee Robertson as the new director of the Wichita Falls Museum of Art at Midwestern State University (WFMA, MSU). Chosen after a nationwide search, Robertson will assume the duties of Director on July 1, 2019. Connie Rosemont, Senior Search Consultant at Museum Search & Reference ran the nationwide search for WFMA, MSU.  

Peabody Essex Museum

Peabody Essex Museum

Dan Lipcan appointed Head Librarian, Phillips Library

We are pleased to announce that Dan Lipcan will be the new Head Librarian of the Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) following his tenure at Thomas J. Watson Library of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, where he served as a Associate Museum Librarian. Lipcan will assume the duties of Head Librarian in May, 2019. Scott Stevens, Senior Search Consultant at Museum Search & Reference ran the nationwide search for PEM.  

Jamestown Yorktown Foundation

Jamestown Yorktown Foundation

Luke Pecoraro appointed Director of Curatorial Services

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Luke Pecoraro who will be the new Director of Curatorial Services at the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation (JYF). Pecoraro, a historical archaeologist and former director of archaeology at George Washington's Mount Vernon, assumed the duties of Director of Curatorial Services at JYF on May 10, 2019. Museum Search & Reference ran the nationwide search with the assistance of Gail Nessell-Colglazier.

The Museum of Russian Art

The Museum of Russian Art

Mark Meister appointed Executive Director and President

We are pleased to announce that Mark Meister will be the new Executive Director and President of the Museum of Russian Art (TMORA). Meister will assume the duties of Executive Director and President at TMORA on July 1, 2019. Connie Rosemont, Senior Search Consultant at Museum Search & Reference ran the nationwide search for TMORA.

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

Austen Barron Bailly, Ph.D. appointed Chief Curator

We are pleased to announce that Austen Barron Bailly, Ph.D. will be the new Chief Curator of the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art following her tenure at the Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) in Salem, Mass., where she served as the George Putnam Curator of American Art. Dan Keegan of Museum Search & Reference ran the nationwide search for Crystal Bridges. Austen will assume the duties of chief curator on July 15, 2019.