People: Comings and Goings
New Jobs Jacqueline W. Franey
to director of development, Dallas Museum of Art Sandra M. Jones
to director of communications and digital strategy, American Writers Museum Foundation, Chicago Julie Decker
to director, Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, AK Alison Gass
to deputy director, Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, East Lansing, MI Ginny Kollak
to curator of exhibitions, Philip and Muriel Berman Museum of Art, Collegeville, PA Sam Wegner
to executive director, The Willamette Heritage Center, Salem, OR Emily Ballew Neff
to director, Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, Norman, OK Becky Dunham
to curator, Plains Art Museum, Fargo, ND
James “Jimmy” Coleman, Jr.
, president, board of directors, National Coast Guard Museum Association, was presented with the 2012 Spirit of Hope award for his dedication and leadership to establish a National Coast Guard Museum honoring the commitment, accomplishments and sacrifices of Coast Guard men and women. Coleman was among six recipients of the Spirit of Hope award one for each branch of the military and Secretary of Defense presented on Nov. 19 during the 2012 Spirit of Hope Award Ceremony at the Pentagon Library in Washington, D.C.
The Walker Art Center's executive director, Olga Viso
, has been confirmed by the Senate and appointed by President Barack Obama to the National Council on the Arts, the advisory body of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA).
The New England Museum Association (NEMA) has honored retired Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium executive director Charlie Browne
with its first Lifetime Achievement Award. NEMA presented the award at its 2013 Annual Meeting on November 15 as part of the group’s annual conference in Newport, Rhode Island. Browne worked at the Fairbanks Museum, located in St. Johnsbury, Vermont, for 35 years, 21 of them as executive director. He came to the museum field from teaching environmental education. He has been a leader in the museum community nationwide, with service to NEMA as a long-time board member and officer. He has also been a leader in the Vermont Museum and Gallery Alliance and the American Alliance of Museums. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Harvard and a certificate from the Getty Leadership Institute