MIT Museum Appoints Ann Neumann to Director of Galleries and Exhibitions

April 27, 2015

MIT Museum Appoints Ann Neumann to Director of Galleries and Exhibitions

CAMBRIDGE, MA – April 27, 2015 –The MIT Museum announced the appointment of Ann Neumann to Director of Galleries and Exhibitions. In this new position, Ms. Neumann be will responsible for the conceptual direction and design of all new exhibitions and the management of the MIT Museum's galleries and exhibition spaces, including the main Museum at 265 Massachusetts Avenue, the Museum Studio & Compton Gallery, and the Hart Nautical Gallery which are annually visited by 135,000 visitors.

Prior to joining the MIT Museum, Neumann directed the Museum Planning and Exhibition Design Services at the Liberty Science Center in Jersey City, NJ. A highly experienced creative director, Neumann has an impressive portfolio of accomplishments. Her projects have won multiple awards, most recently the AAM Bronze MUSE Award for “Tesselation Table,” part of her successful traveling exhibition, Beyond Rubik's Cube.

Currently, Ms. Neumann is a Fellow of the Noyce Leadership Institute which hones leadership talents of executives in organizations by increasing their capacity to manage change, focus outward, engage peers, and form key partnerships.

“I'm excited to take a position that is at the epi-center of so much scientific research, and to lead Museum visitors to examine, and to explore science, engineering, technology, art, and mathematics,” said Neumann. “I expect the next few years to be exciting ones for the MIT Museum as it evolves to better use the research, and the accomplishments that take place at this amazing university in its exhibition offerings to the wider community.”

“We are thrilled to have someone as creative and talented as Ann joining our staff at the MIT Museum,” said, John Durant, Executive Director of the MIT Museum. “Ann's leadership and experience as an exhibition planner, designer and developer will be a huge asset to the Museum as we continue to expand,” said Durant.

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