Museum cultural – Temescal Arts Center http://temescalartscenter.org/ Fri, 08 Oct 2021 18:10:05 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://temescalartscenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-1.png Museum cultural – Temescal Arts Center http://temescalartscenter.org/ 32 32 Holland Museum’s cultural lens takes a look at the DEI company https://temescalartscenter.org/holland-museums-cultural-lens-takes-a-look-at-the-dei-company/ Sun, 05 Sep 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://temescalartscenter.org/holland-museums-cultural-lens-takes-a-look-at-the-dei-company/ Joe Matthews, Gentex Corp.’s Senior Chief Diversity Officer, has had many firsts in his life, whether in his education, personal life or corporate career. A native of Gary, Indiana, Matthews joined Gentex in 2010 as Director of Purchasing and in 2013 was promoted to Director of Purchasing, with additional responsibilities for supply chain management. Four […]]]>

Joe Matthews, Gentex Corp.’s Senior Chief Diversity Officer, has had many firsts in his life, whether in his education, personal life or corporate career.

A native of Gary, Indiana, Matthews joined Gentex in 2010 as Director of Purchasing and in 2013 was promoted to Director of Purchasing, with additional responsibilities for supply chain management.

Four years later, he was promoted to vice president of purchasing for the Zeeland manufacturer. In 2018 he was promoted to his current role, where he oversees a team responsible for all direct and indirect material goods and services, logistics expenses, customs compliance and supplier diversity.

He will join the Holland Museum on September 16 for a conversation about diversity, equity and the inclusion efforts of local businesses. Gentex, Ottawa County’s largest employer, recently launched a Spanish-speaking manufacturing line.

“We are honored to welcome Joe Matthews for this important conversation about DCI at the
company level, ”says Ricki Levine, CEO of the museum. “For anyone looking for ideas on how to incorporate this work into their business or team, Joe has insight and experience that we can all learn from. “

A Cultural Lens event

The event is part of the Holland Museum’s cultural goal programming. The Cultural Lens series was created to host a community dialogue on diversity and inclusion.

As a cultural institution, Levine says the museum has a unique platform to engage other nonprofits, social service organizations, schools and universities in partnerships to raise awareness and lead meaningful conversations to the community.

Cultural Lens is sponsored by Spectrum Health Zeeland Community Hospital and Warner, Norcross + Judd, with support from the Community Foundation of Holland / Zeeland Area and Herman Miller Cares.

The free event, An insider’s look at diversity, equity and inclusion in businesses, will take place Thursday, September 16, 7-8:30 p.m. at Holland Museum, 31 E. 10th St. Advance registration is encouraged via Eventbrite.

While this event is currently scheduled in person, there is a possibility that it will be moved to a virtual platform. Visit the museum website for the most recent information.

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Salome Asega at the head of the museum’s new cultural incubator https://temescalartscenter.org/salome-asega-at-the-head-of-the-museums-new-cultural-incubator/ Sat, 21 Aug 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://temescalartscenter.org/salome-asega-at-the-head-of-the-museums-new-cultural-incubator/ Salome Asega is the new director of NEW INC, the cultural incubator of the New Museum founded in 2013. The New Museum is the only museum in New York exclusively devoted to contemporary art. Asega, whose tenure came into effect on July 25, oversees 100 creative entrepreneurs, a community of 600 alumni and a distinguished […]]]>

Salome Asega is the new director of NEW INC, the cultural incubator of the New Museum founded in 2013. The New Museum is the only museum in New York exclusively devoted to contemporary art.

Asega, whose tenure came into effect on July 25, oversees 100 creative entrepreneurs, a community of 600 alumni and a distinguished group of mentors, guiding plans for future growth. She succeeds Stephanie Pereira, who concluded a three-year term in May 2021 during which she fostered a diverse membership community and led a virtual program throughout the pandemic. Asega joins NEW INC from the Ford Foundation, where she was the first researcher in New Media Art for Creativity and Free Expression for the past four years. At Ford, she supported research to define hybrid approaches in the art and tech ecosystem. In 2018, she co-hosted a two-day conference for the presidents of five major US foundations on art and AI. She currently teaches speculative and critical design courses in the MFA Design and Technology program at the Parsons School of Design.

Asega also has a long history with the New Museum, helping with a Museum Education Department project in 2014; as a member of the NEW INC community in 2016-2017; and as an IdeasCity member in 2017. While at NEW INC, she incubated POWRPLNT, a Bushwick-based non-profit digital arts education organization co-founded with a small group of artists.

Asega received her MFA from Parsons School of Design at New School in Design and Technology.



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World-famous Pompidou Center to open satellite museum, cultural center in Jersey City (SLIDESHOW) https://temescalartscenter.org/world-famous-pompidou-center-to-open-satellite-museum-cultural-center-in-jersey-city-slideshow/ Fri, 04 Jun 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://temescalartscenter.org/world-famous-pompidou-center-to-open-satellite-museum-cultural-center-in-jersey-city-slideshow/ In an announcement that is excellent for the arts of the region and the country – and which speaks volumes about the rise of Jersey City – officials from the Center Pompidou in Paris said the world-famous museum intends to ” open a satellite site at the iconic and soon to be renovated Pathside Building […]]]>

In an announcement that is excellent for the arts of the region and the country – and which speaks volumes about the rise of Jersey City – officials from the Center Pompidou in Paris said the world-famous museum intends to ” open a satellite site at the iconic and soon to be renovated Pathside Building in Journal Square.

The Center Pompidou × Jersey City, which will be Pompidou’s first satellite in North America, will offer visitors a sample of more than 120,000 works of art by Pompidou through exclusive exhibitions, while serving as a cultural hub of learning. .

The four-story, 58,000 square foot Pathside Building was constructed in 1912. Located at 25 Journal Square near PATH Station, it was purchased by Jersey City in 2017 with the intention of creating a new arts and culture center. for Journal Square. and the city. Pending the expected approval from city council, it will be renovated by OMA, a New York-based architectural firm. Its opening is scheduled for early 2024.

Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop, who has often said the arts are a key part of economic development, was thrilled with the importance of the announcement.

“As the largest collection of modern and contemporary art in Europe, the Center Pompidou is the ideal partner to realize our vision and consolidate Journal Square as a regional anchor point for the arts”, he declared. . “When the Pathside Building was slated for high rise development, we saw a unique opportunity to change its trajectory to better serve the city as a museum and community center. Today, not only is that commitment paying off, but we have raised the bar with a tremendous international partnership that will bring world-class opportunities to Jersey City.

“This is the last major step towards our broader revitalization goals, using all that our city has to offer and making Journal Square a cultural destination for generations to come. “

Here’s more about the announcement:

The Centre Pompidou

“The Frame”, by Frida Kahlo, part of the Center Pompidou collection. (City of Jersey City)

Located in the Beaubourg district of Paris, it was commissioned by former French President Georges Pompidou. It houses a huge public library as well as the largest museum of modern art in Europe and serves as a center for musical and acoustic research. It opened in 1977 and has become one of the world’s top cultural attractions.

In recent years, it has started to open satellite sites in Metz, France (2010), Spain (2015), Belgium (2018) and China (2019). In 2023, it is expected to close for four years to undergo renovations.

The goal in Jersey City

Officials say cultural cooperation between France and the United States will launch a strong partnership to reinvent, develop and activate Journal Square’s iconic Pathside Building. The Center Pompidou × Jersey City will become a brand new premier international cultural hub that will serve as a vibrant destination for residents and visitors from across the region, reflecting the energy and diversity of Jersey City’s burgeoning arts community.

The Center Pompidou will bring its expertise to create an ambitious program emphasizing education through practical artistic and cultural experiences, with a community component at the heart of Jersey City’s ambitious and inclusive vision for the future, making the Center Pompidou × Jersey City a promising multidisciplinary art laboratory for cultural and educational programming.

Building

The Pathside Building was originally built in 1912 to serve as an office building for the Public Service Enterprise Group. In 1995, the building underwent a major renovation to create new classrooms and a library for Hudson Community College and was part of the college’s urban campus until 2017 when it was acquired by the City of Jersey City.

The existing building has retained many of the original historic features including original brick masonry with terracotta / cast stone copings, parapet, cornice, woodwork and a ground level band of limestone / cast stone and the main entrance. The historical elements will be preserved and restored to highlight the historical past of the building.

The building structure allows for generous and flexible open spaces to be used as galleries and spaces for a variety of other cultural uses. Generous floor-to-ceiling heights and wide access to daylight offer many opportunities for the future fit-out of the existing building.

The location

The building is directly adjacent to the Journal Square Transportation Center and Journal Square station of the PATH rail transportation system, with easy access to the greater metropolitan area.

The west facade of the building overlooks a wide concrete pedestrian walkway that directly connects the PATH transit system to Sip Ave and Journal Square.

The citations

  • Serge Lasvignes. (City of Jersey City)

    The President of the Center Pompidou Serge Lasvignes: “Our ongoing experiments in Metz (France), Malaga (Spain), Brussels (Belgium) and Shanghai (China) have proven the strength and relevance of our path to get out of our walls and conclude innovative partnerships. I am so happy and grateful that the Center Pompidou opens a dialogue with the United States of Jersey City, a very vibrant and diverse community. “

  • Phil Murphy: “We are proud to welcome the Center Pompidou to New Jersey and look forward to the opening of what is destined to become one of North America’s premier cultural attractions.
  • First Lady Tammy Murphy: “As a state that is both the first in the country to provide universal arts education to our public school students as well as the home of over 700 arts organizations, New Jersey is uniquely able to appreciate all that this incredible partnership will provide. “
  • Jason Long, OMA Partner, who will serve as Chief Architect: “We look forward to working with Mayor Fulop, Jersey City and the Center Pompidou to transform the Pathside Building into a revolutionary new space for art, culture and community whose impact will be felt far beyond New Jersey.


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Shoemaker Stuart Weitzman’s new museum and cultural center could arrive in downtown Haverhill https://temescalartscenter.org/shoemaker-stuart-weitzmans-new-museum-and-cultural-center-could-arrive-in-downtown-haverhill/ Tue, 24 Dec 2019 08:00:00 +0000 https://temescalartscenter.org/shoemaker-stuart-weitzmans-new-museum-and-cultural-center-could-arrive-in-downtown-haverhill/ World-renowned shoemaker Stuart Weitzman plans to leave his legacy in Haverhill, the town where he started out, through an eight-story downtown building that will house a shoe museum and cultural center, the Mayor of Haverhill, James Fiorentini. If approved by Haverhill City Council, the Weitzman Arts and Industry Initiative will purchase the land at 12 […]]]>

World-renowned shoemaker Stuart Weitzman plans to leave his legacy in Haverhill, the town where he started out, through an eight-story downtown building that will house a shoe museum and cultural center, the Mayor of Haverhill, James Fiorentini.

If approved by Haverhill City Council, the Weitzman Arts and Industry Initiative will purchase the land at 12 Washington Square. The city leased the land from the Merrimack Valley Regional Transit Authority for a bus terminal and parking lot for about 30 years, Fiorentini said in a statement on Friday.

The Weitzman Museum and Cultural Center project would cost around $ 86 million to build, according to the Weitzman Initiative’s proposal submission. It was the only proposal submitted to the city for this lot, Fiorentini said.

Stuart Weitzman is a famous shoe designer who began designing shoes for his father’s “Seymour’s Shoes” company in Haverhill in the 1960s, Fiorentini said. Weitzman’s collection of 300 antique shoes are said to be on display at the museum in the center.

The center would also include a theater, an educational institution, a public gathering space, a restaurant and 51 parking spaces. The building would open in fall 2025, according to the proposal.

“I think Haverhill has a lot of momentum right now… and I think it’s time for a Haverhill renaissance,” said Ben Consoli, board member for the Weitzman Initiative.

All of the board members are “business owners, artists and local residents who adore Haverhill,” Consoli said. They hope the proposed building will help celebrate Haverhill’s history and reclaim the city’s position on the world stage as a leader in the footwear industry, he said.

“With the help and inspiration of internationally renowned designer Stuart Weitzman … we began to develop plans for a building that not only celebrates the history of Haverhill footwear, but also highlights the impact of the shoe. ‘shoe industry on art, culture and fashion, “Weitzman Initiative said in a statement.

“We believe this project is a wonderful opportunity for Haverhill to share its rich history with the world, inspire a new generation of designers and artists, and provide the community with a beautiful space to come together.”

Maria Lovato can be reached at maria.lovato@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter @ maria_lovato99.



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Amir inaugurates the “Salam Palace” museum; cultural edifice documenting the history of Kuwait https://temescalartscenter.org/amir-inaugurates-the-salam-palace-museum-cultural-edifice-documenting-the-history-of-kuwait/ Mon, 29 Apr 2019 07:00:00 +0000 https://temescalartscenter.org/amir-inaugurates-the-salam-palace-museum-cultural-edifice-documenting-the-history-of-kuwait/ Palace documents the country’s history in an innovative style: Official His Highness Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah receives a souvenir from the Head of Finance and Administrative Affairs of Admiri Diwan Abdulaziz Ishaq, in the presence of His Highness Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al- Jaber Al-Sabah and the Speaker of the National Assembly […]]]>

Palace documents the country’s history in an innovative style: Official

His Highness Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah receives a souvenir from the Head of Finance and Administrative Affairs of Admiri Diwan Abdulaziz Ishaq, in the presence of His Highness Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al- Jaber Al-Sabah and the Speaker of the National Assembly Marzouq Al-Ghanem

KOWET: His Highness the Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah yesterday inaugurated the “Salam Palace” museum. Upon his arrival at the scene, His Highness was received by Amiri Diwan’s Minister of Affairs, Sheikh Ali Jarrah Al-Sabah, as well as by Abdulaziz Ishaq, Chief Financial and Administrative Officer of Amiri Diwan and Chairman of the Executive committee for creation and management. Cultural Centers. The ceremony was also attended by His Highness Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Speaker of the National Assembly Marzouq Al-Ghanem and His Highness Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, in addition to a host of senior state officials. After a speech by Minister of Affairs Amiri Diwan, His Highness visited the museum, where he was briefed on its main sections and facilities before leaving the equally warmly welcomed site.

Innovative styling
The “Salam Palace” museum is a cultural edifice that documents the history of Kuwait in an innovative style, Ishaq said, adding that this unique building houses a collection of rare artifacts and preserves Kuwait’s national cultural heritage. The museum has been designed to accommodate the modern generation equipped with the latest technological display methods to present the visitor with the history of Kuwait and the civilizations it has known in a creative and innovative way, without any dazzling pleasure, a he clarified.
The palace, which holds great historical and national value in the hearts of the rulers and people of Kuwait, has been rehabilitated on the instruction of His Highness the Amir into a museum that documents the country’s history, Ishaq said. The reconstruction process is part of the concept of new cultural and historical dimensions by transforming it into a museum comparable to the most beautiful and prestigious international museums. It consists of four floors (basement – ground floor – first – second), where the basement includes an electronic library connected to the central library of Amiri Diwan, as well as dedicated research areas. scientific and personnel offices, storage and service rooms, as well as others. .

The ground floor is located on Jamal Abdelnasser Street with a VIP entrance overlooking the Arabian Gulf Road. It also includes exhibition halls for “the history of the palace” which reflects the original construction of the palace, as well as dignitaries who visited and stayed there. The first floor contains the museum (the history of Kuwait through its rulers), which includes nine rooms that tell the story of Kuwait since its inception, with the most significant achievements made during the history of the 15 rulers of the Kuwait, with an exhibition of their collectibles and personal items. The second floor includes reception areas, a banquet hall and a central kitchen. The Palace is divided into three main sections; the Kuwait History Museum through its rulers, the Peace Palace History Museum and the Museum of the civilizations that inhabited the land of Kuwait. Ishaq pointed out other sections that have been developed to serve the museum, including a special suite for receiving senior state guests, a digital library, teaching rooms for students, and a “courtyard” with several parking lots.

The history of the building
Construction of the property, which was the private residence of late Father Amir Sheikh Saad Al-Abdullah Al-Salem Al-Sabah, began in the late 1950s. In 1960, basic construction of the palace began, coinciding with Kuwait’s independence in 1961. At the time, Kuwait needed a guesthouse for officials visiting the country and a place to hold state-level meetings and international discussions.

Ownership of the Palace transferred to the State, and converted into a guesthouse under the supervision of the late Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah; at the time Minister of Finance. The palace received its first visitor in 1964, then began to receive kings, emperors and officials who reached 166. In 2013, Sheikha Mona Al-Jaber Al-Sabah proposed, after 23 years of neglect, to the minister of Amiri Diwan Affairs. , Chairman of the Higher Committee of Cultural Centers, to create a museum that combines the history of Kuwait for the first time and which is kept under one roof. The reconstruction process lasted nearly six years, which will testify to Kuwait’s 300-year undocumented history. – KUNA


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grant will help preserve Berryville museum and cultural center | New https://temescalartscenter.org/grant-will-help-preserve-berryville-museum-and-cultural-center-new/ Tue, 20 Mar 2018 07:00:00 +0000 https://temescalartscenter.org/grant-will-help-preserve-berryville-museum-and-cultural-center-new/ BERRYVILLE – The Josephine School Community Museum and the Clarke County African-American Cultural Center in Berryville received a grant of $ 17,885 for a critical roof repair that will help preserve the building and ultimately its contents. The National Park Service recently disbursed $ 12.6 million for 51 preservation projects in 24 states. The projects […]]]>

BERRYVILLE – The Josephine School Community Museum and the Clarke County African-American Cultural Center in Berryville received a grant of $ 17,885 for a critical roof repair that will help preserve the building and ultimately its contents.

The National Park Service recently disbursed $ 12.6 million for 51 preservation projects in 24 states. The projects are specifically related to the African-American struggle for equality.

The Josephine School Community Museum building, which is owned by Clarke County and leased to the museum, is the only site in Virginia to receive funding from African American civil rights grants, although four localities in Virginia have applied.

“When the school building was rehabilitated in 2002, there was not enough money in the budget to repair the V-crimped metal roof,” said architectural historian Maral Kalbian , who works for Clarke County.

Kalbian heard about the African American Civil Rights Grant program and prepared an application on behalf of the county.

“We needed bricks and mortar money,” Kalbian said. “These funds will allow the construction of a new pre-painted metal standing seam roof, which will be more appropriate for the building. “

The funds will also help repair and replace any rotten wood under the metal roof or in the soffits, as well as new gutters, chimney flashings and snow birds.

“All of this will keep water away from the building and preserve it for future generations,” Kalbian said.

She called the $ 17,885 grant “free money” because the county does not need to match.

The county will tender the project and award the contract to a company with experience in historic preservation, she said.

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The Josephine School Community Museum and the Clarke County African American Cultural Center are located in the historic Josephine City district, which includes approximately 40 acres and 49 properties on the southeastern outskirts of the city.

Primarily, the neighborhood is Joséphine Street, which stretches from South Church Street in the east to its terminus in a cul-de-sac not far from Jack Enders Boulevard.

According to a National Register of Historic Places listing form that Kalbian prepared in 2015, most of the district is made up of single-family homes mostly built between 1880 and 1966 by African-American residents.

The district also includes a church, a parish hall, a community cemetery and three former school buildings, including the one that is now the museum.

Josephine City was established in 1870, when a group of African Americans jointly purchased approximately 31 acres of Edward McCormick’s estate.

Joséphine City was not annexed to the city of Berryville until 1989.

The Josephine City School – now the Josephine School Community Museum – was built in 1882.

The one-story, four-bay, vernacular-framed school with exterior stucco walls and a corrugated iron side gable roof was moved 100 feet south to its present location circa 1930. A wing of One-story side toilet was added in 1961..

The building – one of three education-related buildings on Josephine Street important to the African American community – ceased to be used for educational purposes in 1971.

Some improvements in Josephine City can be attributed to the incorporation of the county’s public schools in 1966.

For example, Josephine City received public water and sewers in the late 1960s. Other improvements included electric street lights and concrete sidewalks along the south side of the street.

The Josephine City School building was individually listed in the National Register in 1995. It was completely renovated in 2002 to function as a museum.

Clarke County has two other buildings near the old school turned museum. All three have a common alley on rue Joséphine.

Around 1930, the Clarke County Training School for African Americans was expanded in 1951 to become Johnson-Williams High School. It remained an all-black high school until 1966 before serving as a Johnson-Williams Middle School until it closed in 1987. (The college moved to Swan Avenue when a high school was built on Westwood Road).

In the mid-1990s, the old college building was renovated into apartments for low-income seniors.

The third county-owned structure is a 1941 agricultural school building that was affiliated with Johnson-Williams High School. According to County Administrator David Ash, the building is used for storage.

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The Josephine School Community Museum is filled with historical timelines, exhibits, and memorabilia that tell the story of African Americans in Clarke County. A detailed diorama depicts Josephine City in the mid-1900s.

“Even though the school was built in the 19th century, it continued to be an important part of the African American community through the Civil Rights Era,” Kalbian said.

Congress allocated funding to the African-American Civil Rights Grant program in 2016 through the Historic Preservation Fund, which uses revenues from federal oil leases on the outer continental shelf to provide assistance to a wide range preservation projects without spending taxpayer dollars.

For this second year of the grant program, Congress increased funding from $ 8 million in 2016 to $ 13 million in 2017.

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Learn more about 50 other African American civil rights preservation projects at nps.gov.

The Josephine School Community Museum and the African American Cultural Center in Clarke County are open from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Sundays and by appointment. Contact the museum at 540-955-5512 or jschool515@verizon.net. Visit jschoolmuseum.org.

– Contact Cathy Kuehner at ckuehner@winchesterstar.com


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Whisman hired to lead museum of children’s discovery, cultural arts in normal times https://temescalartscenter.org/whisman-hired-to-lead-museum-of-childrens-discovery-cultural-arts-in-normal-times/ Thu, 14 Dec 2017 08:00:00 +0000 https://temescalartscenter.org/whisman-hired-to-lead-museum-of-childrens-discovery-cultural-arts-in-normal-times/ The Executive Director of the McLean County History Museum will be stepping down to take charge of the Department of Cultural Arts and the Children’s Discovery Museum of the Town of Normal. Beth Whisman will begin her new role in February. Whisman, who spent 14 years in WJBC radio journalism in Bloomington, has been at […]]]>

The Executive Director of the McLean County History Museum will be stepping down to take charge of the Department of Cultural Arts and the Children’s Discovery Museum of the Town of Normal.

Beth Whisman will begin her new role in February. Whisman, who spent 14 years in WJBC radio journalism in Bloomington, has been at the McLean County Museum of History since 2013.

“The Children’s Discovery Museum is a community gem that any museum professional would be proud to join,” Whisman said in a statement Thursday. “I look forward to a unique combination of new challenges and responsibilities within the same community that I call home. ”

The city’s cultural arts department was established in 2016 to showcase the arts offered in Uptown Normal in particular, the Children’s Discovery Museum and the Normal Theater.

In a statement Thursday, Normal officials said Whisman was “certainly no stranger to the community or to museums.” Whisman also sits on the board of directors of Bloomington-Normal Airport, which oversees the Central Illinois Regional Airport.

“We are extremely pleased that Ms. Whisman is joining the Children’s Discovery Museum and the Town of Normal in this leadership role,” City Manager Mark Peterson said in a statement. “We are extremely fortunate to have attracted someone with their experience and connections to the community, who can not only take on the role of managing the museum, but who can bring their vision and expertise to our entire portfolio. of cultural arts, including the historical normal theater. . ”

Whisman will succeed Shelleigh Birlingmair, who resigned her post in October. Whisman will earn $ 116,577 per year. Birlingmair won $ 114,670.

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