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People: Comings and Goings

New Jobs

Andrew Washburn to registrar, Alaska State Museums.

Diane Bushman, to assistant curator, science education, New Jersey State Museum, Trenton.

Lynda Kennedy to vice president, education, Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum Complex, New York City. 

Lauren Ross to curator, Institute for Contemporary Art, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond.

Anna Cannizzo to Durow Curator of Collections and Decorative Arts, Oshkosh Public Museum, Oshkosh, Wisconsin. 

Jennifer Ross to director of development, Gibbes Museum of Art, Charleston, South Carolina.

Isabel Stauffer to director of collections management, Dallas Museum of Art.

Cia Segerlind to public relations coordinator and Ron Platt to chief curator, Grand Rapids Art Museum, Michigan.

Aimée Froom to curator of Islamic art, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

Lynnette Regouby to Mellon Foundation Postdoctoral Curatorial Fellow, American Philosophical Society (APS) Museum, Philadelphia.

Megan Hyde
to museum educator for public and college programs, Michael Janairo to assistant director for engagement, Jessica Lubniewski to assistant registrar for collections and Cynthia Zellner to assistant building manager/senior preparator, Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York.

Linda Endersby to museum director, Michigan Historical Center, Lansing.

Transitions

Arnold Lehman, Shelby White and Leon Levy Director of the Brooklyn Museum, announced that he will retire in mid-2015. Lehman joined the Brooklyn Museum as Director in September 1997. Under his leadership, the Brooklyn Museum has undergone nearly two decades of sustained growth, more than doubling its audience and its endowment, refocusing attention on the visitor, expanding and significantly enhancing its landmark building, re-envisioning and re-installing much of its permanent collection, developing a dynamic exhibition program for its Brooklyn site as well as for its national traveling exhibitions, pioneering new technology and, overall, renewing the commitment of a world-renowned institution to its metropolitan area community of artists, families and young people.

Kudos

The Georgia O’Keeffe Museum announces a new Museum Studies Fellowship for museum professionals. The program will provide opportunities to a community of museum professionals for collaborative work and exploration of new ideas, as well an opportunity for museum professionals to work on their own independent research. Toronto, Canada native Douglas Worts has been appointed the 2014 fellow.

In memorium

Elizabeth Egbert, noted artist and executive director of the Staten Island Museum and mother of indie-pop musician Ingrid Michaelson, died Aug. 30 after a long illness. She was 69.

A beloved figure in Staten Island's arts community, Ms. Egbert was named the museum's director in 2002. She had previously served as executive director of the Hudson Valley Children's Museum in Nanuet, New York, vice president for administration at the Staten Island Botanical Garden, assistant director of the Staten Island Children's Museum, and both acting curator and interim director of the Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art at Snug Harbor.

"The passion that Elizabeth had when she discussed the Staten Island Museum was unbounded," museum chair Ralph Branca said in a statement. "She had a mind for the business aspects of her job, but it was clear that she had the soul of an artist. Only her family, her son, daughter, husband and sisters were more important. She was a bright light in our community and she will be sorely missed."

A distinguished sculptor known for her large works of outdoor public art, Ms. Egbert also taught art, sculpture and painting at various New York City colleges and universities prior to getting involved in museum administration.