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Office of Exhibits Central
Susan Ades has been selected to serve as the acting director for the Office of Exhibits Central. Ades began her Smithsonian career in 1990 as a project director for the Traveling Exhibition Service. She moved to the National Zoo in 1997 as an exhibit developer, eventually becoming Director of Exhibits, her most recent position. Ades has been actively involved in the Exhibits Redesign effort and is a recent graduate of the Smithsonian’s Palmer Leadership Development Program.
Ades succeeds Michael Mason, who is the new director of the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage. Mason was instrumental in beginning the implementation of recommendations from the Exhibits Redesign effort, while also serving as the assistant director for exhibitions at the National Museum of Natural History.
Smithsonian Networks Review Committee
Hans-Dieter Sues, senior scientist and curator in the Department of Paleobiology at the Natural History Museum has been named the chair of the Smithsonian Networks Review Committee. Sues succeeds Anne Collins Goodyear, chair since 2010. Sues is a 10-year veteran of the Smithsonian and has served on the SNRC for the past year as vice chair and has been a member of the committee since 2008.
Cedric Yeh, deputy chair, Division of Armed Forces History at the National Museum of American History will assume the position of vice chair.
The SNRC is comprised of Smithsonian directors, curators, researchers, archivists, and film and new media experts who provide reputational review of all programs on the Smithsonian Channel. The following is the full committee membership:
Hans Sues, Senior Scientist and Curator, Department of Paleobiology, NMNH (SNRC chair)
- Cedric Yeh, Deputy Chair, Division of Armed Forces History, NMAH (SNRC vice chair)
- Richard Burgess, Director of Marketing and Sales, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, CFCH
- Michelle Delaney, Director, Consortium for the American Experience
- Dru Dowdy, Head of Publications, NPG
- Paul Gardullo, Curator, Cultural and Collections, NMAAHC
- Alex Griswold, Executive Producer, Science Education, SAO
- Jake Homiak, Director, National Anthropological Archives, NMNH
- Carol Huh, Assistant Curator, Contemporary Art, FSG
- Peter Jakab, Associate Director, Aeronautics, NASM
- Jeremy Kinney, Curator, Aeronautics, National Air and Space Museum
- Joanna Marsh, Curator, Contemporary Art, SAAM
- Steven Monfort, Director, Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, NZP
- Konrad Ng, Director, SAPAC
- Nancy Proctor, Head of Mobile Strategy & Initiatives, OASEA
- Paul Chaat Smith, Associate Curator, Contemporary Art, NMAI
- Pam Wintle, Archivist, Human Studies Film Archives, NMNH
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Kerry Brougher, deputy director and chief curator of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, will serve as Acting Director of the museum beginning June 30.
Director Richard Koshalek announced his resignation May 23. His last day at the museum will be June 29; he will remain at the Smithsonian until Aug. 31, advising the Under Secretary for History, Art, and Culture on exhibitions, programming, acquisitions and curating public spaces.
Koshalek became director of the Hirshhorn in April 2009. Under his leadership, “Doug Aitken: SONG 1” transformed the façade of the Hirshhorn’s iconic building by covering it with moving images accompanied by an original soundscape and “Barbara Kruger: Belief+Doubt” covered the museum’s lower level lobby in giant text-printed vinyl. Both of these ambitious and popular single-work exhibitions were exclusive Hirshhorn commissions.
Brougher has been at the Hirshhorn since 2000 and in his current position since 2007. He was coordinating curator for “Ai Weiwei: According to What?” and is currently co-organizing, with Russell Ferguson of UCLA, “Damage Control: Art and Destruction Since 1950,” which opens at the museum in October 2013. He also co-organized award-winning exhibitions such as “Yves Klein: With the Void, Full Powers” with the Walker Art Center and “Visual Music” with the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.
Posted: 6 June 2013