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. 

National Music Museum

National Music Museum

Matt Collinsworth appointed Director

We are pleased to announce that Matt Collinsworth will be the new Director of the National Music Museum (NMM) at the University of South Dakota (USD), Vermillion. NMM is one of the world's premier collections of musical instruments. Chosen after a nationwide search, Mr. Collinsworth assumed the duties of director on March 11, 2019.

Royal Ontario Museum

Royal Ontario Museum

Dr. Rosina Buckland appointed the Bishop White Committee Curator of Japanese Art & Culture

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Rosina Buckland will be the new Curator, Japanese Art & Culture of the Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Canada. 

Josh Basseches, Director & CEO and Mark Engstrom, Deputy Director for Collections and Research, Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Rosina Buckland as Bishop White Committee Curator of Japanese Art & Culture.

Louisiana Art & Science Museum

Louisiana Art & Science Museum

Serena Pandos appointed Executive Director and President

We are pleased to announce that Serena Pandos will be the new Executive Director and President of the Louisiana Art & Science Museum, Baton Rouge, LA. 

The Museum's Board of Directors unanimously appointed Serena Pandos to be the museum's next President and Executive Director, replacing Carol Gikas who will retire at the end of January after leading LASM for 39 years. Scott Kirkpatrick, President of the Board, said, "We are delighted to announce Serena's appointment and are all thrilled with her energy and enthusiasm for our mission, staff and community. Carol is leaving behind a tremendous legacy. The museum has flourished under her leadership and we are excited for Serena to carry on this excellent work." 

Mystic Museum of Art

Mystic Museum of Art

V. Susan Fisher appointed Executive Director

We are pleased to announce that V. Susan Fisher will be the new Executive Director of the Mystic Museum of Art, CT. 

David Madacsi, the Mystic Museum's Board President, said that, "The appointment by the Board was unanimous," and he continued "We are delighted to announce Susan's appointment. We are impressed with Susan's leadership experience and skill sets and how well they align with the Mystic Museum of Art's goals for its next chapter, and we were all charmed by her energy and enthusiasm for our mission, staff and community."