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Myriam Springuel, director of the Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition Service

Myriam Springuel, director of the Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition Service

Myriam Springuel has been named Director of the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service. She has been Interim Director of SITES since February 2014, and brings more than 30 years of experience in museum management and a deep knowledge of the museum field to the position.

This is a return to SITES for Springuel, who served as Director of Education and later Associate Director for Programs from 1986 to 1994. Before joining SITES in 1986, she curated fine arts exhibitions and developed education programs at The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota, Fla.

From 1994 to 2014, she consulted with national and international museums of all sizes and disciplines, helping them respond to change and prepare for the future with clarity about their mission and priorities. She developed strategic plans with boards of trustees and interpretive plans with staff, as well as board training and professional development for a broad array of collecting institutions.

Springuel received her master’s degree in art history from the University of Maryland and graduated magna cum laude from Tufts University with a bachelor’s degree in art history and political science.

She succeeds Anna Cohn, who retired as Director of SITES in February 2014.


Posted: 27 October 2015
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