Thursday, October 20, 2011
Dallas Museum of Art names Maxwell Anderson as new director
Anderson has spent 20 years as a museum director.
Anderson will leave his post as director and CEO of the Indianapolis Museum of Art (IMA) to join the DMA staff on January 9, 2012.
Anderson is called "one of the leading technological innovators in the museum field" in a press release, in part because of the IMA Lab he launched in 2010, which helped to "create and disseminate open source tools for use across the museum field" and generated $500,000 in revenue for the museum.
Other accomplishments include:
“We are extremely fortunate to have secured someone of Max’s multiple talents and experience to lead the DMA,” said Cindy Rachofsky, chair of the Director Search Committee. “He is a scholar and a populist, and has created programs that have lasting value and meaning to institutions and the many constituencies they serve.”
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