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MAD Museum Appoints New Director

Dr. Glenn Adamson has been appointed as the Museum of Arts and Design’s new Nanette L. Laitman Director. Adamson, who comes to MAD from the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) in London, succeeds Holly Hotchner, who stepped down at the end of April. Adamson will assume his role at the museum on October 15.

Adamson currently leads the V&A's research department, where he helps to initiate and shape major exhibitions, manages partnerships with museums and universities, and leads academic fundraising. Adamson also contributes to the V&A's publications, educational programming, media relations, and commercial activities. He worked as an intern at MAD just after graduating college and has followed MAD’s development and expansion over the years. Prior to his work at the V&A, from 2000 to 2005, Adamson served as curator for the Chipstone Foundation in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, which collects and promotes research within the field of decorative arts. He also served as adjunct curator at the Milwaukee Art Museum.

| Posted 13 Sep 04

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