The Mint Museum has announced the appointment of Kathleen V. Jameson, Ph.D., as its new Executive Director, following an extensive national search. Jameson succeeds Phil Kline, who will remain at the Museum as its President & CEO until his retirement on December 31. Jameson has served as Assistant Director, Programming, at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, since 2008 and will assume her new position at the Mint on July 15, 2010.
Jameson joins The Mint Museum at a key time in its history. The Museum is presently involved in a major expansion project, which includes the construction of a new 145,000-square-foot facility opening October 1 in uptown Charlotte and the reinstallation of the historic Mint Museum Randolph. Designed by noted architectural firm Machado & Silvetti of Boston, the Mint Museum Uptown will be part of the Wells Fargo Cultural Campus and will house noted collections of American Art, Contemporary Art and European Art, in addition to the world-renowned collections of the Mint Museum of Craft + Design.
“I have been deeply impressed by the Museum’s staff, leadership, donors and diverse audiences, and share the commitment to excellence that defines the Mint. Phil Kline’s strong leadership has brought the Museum to this exciting threshold, and I look forward to working together to debut the Mint Museum Uptown in October and the Mint Museum Randolph next year. I am excited to be part of the cultural renaissance taking place in Charlotte, and I am eager to begin to advance the leadership position of The Mint Museum in the community and on a national scale,” said Jameson.
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