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Hood Museum of Art
Dartmouth College
Hanover, NH 03755
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Staff, Overseers, and Volunteers

Current Hood Staff

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Gary Alafat, Security/Buildings Manager
Kristin Bergquist, School and Family Programs Coordinator
Juliette Bianco, Assistant Director
Amy Driscoll, Assistant Curator of Education
Patrick Dunfey, Exhibitions Designer/Preparations Supervisor
Rebecca Fawcett, Registrarial Assistant
Kristin Monahan Garcia, Curatorial Assistant for Academic and Student Programming
Cynthia Gilliland, Assistant Registrar
Sharon Greene, Development Officer
Kellen Haak, Collections Manager/Registrar
Mary Ann Hankel, Exhibitions and Events Coordinator
Katherine Hart, Associate Director and Barbara C. and Harvey P. Hood 1918 Curator of Academic Programming
Deborah Haynes, Data Manager
Alfredo Jurado, Security Guard
Brian Kennedy, Director
Adrienne Kermond, Tour Coordinator
Phil Langan, Security Guard
Barbara MacAdam, Jonathan L. Cohen Curator of American Art
Christine MacDonald, Business Assistant
Nancy McLain, Business Manager
Nils Nadeau, Publications and Web Manager
Kathleen O'Malley, Associate Registrar
Robert Oxman, Security Guard
Sharon Reed, Public Relations Coordinator
John Reynolds, Lead Preparator
Mary Ellen Rigby, Gift Shop Manager
Roberta Shin, Executive Assistant
Margaret Spicer, Adjunct Curator of the Henry B. Williams Costume Collection
Barbara Thompson, Curator of African, Oceanic, and Native American Collections
T. Barton Thurber, Curator of European Art
Betsy Wakeman, Development Assistant
Lesley Wellman, Curator of Education
Kathryn Whittaker, Security Guard
Janet Whyte, Security Guard
Matthew Zayatz, Preparator

2006-7 Board of Overseers of Hood Museum of Art

Jonathan L. Cohen '60, Tu'61, Chair
Hugh J. Freund '67, P'08
Edward A. Hansen P'85, '88
Robert A. Hoehn P'09, '10
Shunichi Homma '77, P'11
Charles H. Hood '51
Margaret Fellner Hunt '78, P'09, '10
Olivia C. Parker P'89, '91, TP'94
Jan Seidler Ramirez '73
Bonnie F. Reiss P'06
Benjamin Schore
Barbara Dau Southwell '78
John S. Tamagni '56
Pamela J. Joyner '79, Trustee Representative

2006-7 Docents

Charlotte Bimba
Mary Ann Cadwallader
Margie Cook
Mary Cooper
Carol DuBois
Nan Green
Kate Hewitt
Ellen James
Roland Kuchel
Betty Lee
Barbara Newton
Judy Oxman
Vicky Ransmeier
Donna Reilly
Sybil Williamson
Susan Wood
Marion Swogger, Docent Emeritus
Drewry Logan, Docent Emeritus

Hood Docent Received High Honor

Sybil Wlliamson was recognized for her outstanding service on the board of the National Docent Symposium (NDS) Council. he NDS promotes education and training for volunteer and paid gallery teachers, including a national conference held every two years that is attended by hundreds of docents from all types of museums. Hood docents gave presentations at NDS symposia in 1999 and 2005.In summer 2007, Ms. Williamson ended her four-year term as a New England Regional Representative. Due to her exemplary leadership, however, she has been asked to stay on for two more years as Secretary of NDS.

2006-7 Museum Shop Volunteers  

Joan Bernhardt
Ellen Brydges
Helena Burdge
Marguerite Collier
Ginny Coolidge
Sophia Crawford
Helen Cummings
Martha Davis
Vickie French
Barbara Haak
Caroline Hosmer
Evelyn Kaiser
Jane McCarthy
Judy Oxman
Cindy Rand
Jo Tate
Viola Torkelson
Louise Turner

2006 Volunteer of the Year Award

In Fall 2006, the Hood Museum of Art was pleased to honor Marguerite Collier as its Volunteer of the Year. This award is presented by the Hood every October in conjunction with National Arts and Humanities Month as a way of paying tribute to its dedicated volunteers. Marguerite has been an enthusiastic volunteer at the Hood Museum Shop since moving to the Upper Valley in 1994 with her husband, Bob. In addition to her zeal for assisting shop customers, Marguerite is also devoted to recruiting and coordinating the other shop volunteers. Prior to moving to the Upper Valley, Marguerite was a fourth grade teacher in Wellesley, Massachusetts, so it is no surprise that she is especially interested in making the arts accessible and meaningful to the Hood's younger visitors. To this end she has served on the Board of the Friends of Hopkins Center and Hood Museum of Art. We thank Marguerite for her twelve years of dedicated service to the museum and the many ways her presence and enthusiasm reach beyond the ordinary!

Senior Interns, 2006-7

Jonathan Beilin '07, Mellon Special Intern, Web and Ancient Art Intern
Irat Feiskhanov '08, Coin Intern (part-time)
Alexandra Franco '07, The Homma Family Curatorial Intern
Sarah Garcia '07, Evaluation Intern (part-time)
Jessica Hodin '07, Levinson Student Curatorial Intern
Su-Ling Lee '07, The Kathryn and Caroline Conroy Public Relations Intern
Caitlin Roberts '08, Student Programming Intern
Deana Wojcik '07, Class of 1954 Education Intern

Student Staff and Volunteers

Valerie Arvidson '08 (education)
Bridget Alex '08 (exhibitions)
Jessica Bloodsaw '09 (shop)
Hannah Blunt, Davidson College (curatorial)
Andrew Boumfort (Web site)
Joanna Brooks '09 (exhibitions)
Katie Cheng '10 (Web site)
Matthew Cronkite, McGill University (curatorial)
Alexander Fidel '09 (curatorial)
Eliza Gonsalvas '09 (curatorial)
Joe Indvik '10 (security)
James Kircher '10 (security)
Sarah Klassen '10 (special project)
Nicole LaBombard '09 (shop)
Adam Levine '08 (exhibitions)
Winnie Lewis '09 (curatorial)
Jean Luo '10 (security)
Mystik Miller '10 (security)
Dan O’Brien '09 (security)
Danny Rangel '09 (shop)
Caitlin Roberts '08 (curatorial)
Emily Shubert, graduate student, University of Connecticut (curatorial)
Shaun Stewart '10 (shop)
Hallie Treadway '10 (security)
Kimberly Wade '09 (registrarial)
James Watson IV '10 (shop)
Tracie Williams '05 (shop)
Yuni Yan '07 (shop)

Volunteers for Wenda Gu Exhibition and Installation

Katherine Ammons '08
Elizabeth Austin
Helen Chow '09
Annie Chung '07
Jiajia Cui '08
Meredith Curtis '06
Andrea Perez Garcia Tu'08
Yihan Hao '08
Matt Hill '08
Diana Jih '09
Lena Körber
Gina Lee '08
Wenyuan Lin, graduate student '06
Anne Liu '08
Neely McNulty
Maggie Rice '06
Carrie Thompson '08
Anne Rebecca Treat Ward '08
Kaite Yang '09
Cher Zhao '08

Contracted and Temporary Staff and Consultants

Susan Achenbach, matting and framing
Toby Bartles, carpentry and installation
Lucien Charbono, temporary security guard
Sean D’Angelo, installation
James Darling, temporary security guard
Randi Korn & Associates, contracted to conduct "purpose evaluation" at the Hood
Vivian Ladd, education consultant
Rex Martin, carpentry and installation
Allan Newton, temporary security guard
Sam Rigby, gift shop

Catherine Roberts, curatorial assistant

Staff Activities

Kris Bergquist, School and Family Programs Coordinator
--Member, National Art Education Association
--Member, American Association of Museums
--Presented at the National Arts Education Association conference, New York, "Finding Common Ground: Serving University and Community Audiences" panel, March 13-18, 2007                                                                              

Juliette Bianco, Assistant Director
--Member, American Association of Museums
--“Museum Leaders: The Next Generation,” Getty Leadership Institute Program, J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, November 6–10, 2006.
--Chair of session “Measuring the Mission: Is Your Museum Making a Difference?,” American Association of Museums Annual Conference, Chicago, Illinois, May 2007.
--Chair of session “Partnerships That Matter: Presenting the Art of Non-Western Indigenous Cultures in Art Museums,” American Association of Museums Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois, May 2007.

Amy Driscoll, Assistant Curator of Education
--Member, National Art Education Association
--Attended the National Art Education Association conference in New York, March 13-18, 2007.

Patrick Dunfey, Exhibitions Designer/Preparations Supervisor
--Member, American Association of Museums
--Served as an advisor to the Currier Museum of Art, Manchester, New Hampshire, the Hanover Inn and Dartmouth’s Athletic Department, and the AVA Gallery to work through upcoming renovation and installation ideas for all four organizations.

Kristin Monahan Garcia, Curatorial Assistant for Academic and Student Programming
--Public speaking class with James Rice, Spring 2007.

Cynthia Gilliland, Assistant Registrar
--Met with colleagues at the Peabody-Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts, October 30, 2006

Kellen Haak, Collections Manager/Registrar
--Member, American Association of Museums (member, AAM Registrar’s Committee)
--Met with colleagues at the Peabody-Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts, October 30, 2006

Mary Ann Hankel, Exhibitions and Events Coordinator
--Public speaking class with James Rice, Spring 2007

Katherine Hart, Associate Director and Barbara C. and Harvey P. Hood 1918 Curator of Academic Programming
--Member, College Art Association

Deborah Haynes, Data Manager
--Met with colleagues at the Peabody-Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts, October 30, 2006

Barbara J. MacAdam, Jonathan L. Cohen Curator of American Art
--Attended Scholars Day preview and discussion of Edward Hopper exhibition at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, April 29, 2007

Nancy McLain, Business Manager
--Public Speaking class with James Rice, Spring 2007.

Nils Nadeau, Publications and Web Manager
--Member, Association of Art Editors
--Member, American Association of Museums

Kathleen O’Malley, Associate Registrar
--Met with colleagues at the Peabody-Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts, October 30, 2006

Sharon Reed, Public Relations Coordinator
--Attended “Arts E-mail Marketing: The Essentials,” a seminar by Patron Technology in conjunction with the Cambridge Arts Council and the Arts & Business Council of Greater Boston, March 8, 2007.
--Public Speaking class with James Rice, Spring 2007.

John Reynolds, Lead Preparator
--Member, New England Museum Association
--Met with colleagues at the Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts, October 30, 2006

Mary Ellen Rigby, Museum Shop Manager
--Member, Museum Store Association

T. Barton Thurber, Curator of European Art
--Member, Association of Art Museum Curators
--Member, Renaissance Society of America and Italian Art Society, affiliates of the College Art Association
--Member, Society of Architectural Historians
--Craig Hugh Smyth Visiting Fellow at Villa I Tatti, the Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies, Fall 2006
--Delivered paper, "'Bella e sontuosa fabbrica': Domenico Tibaldi e la cattedrale di San Pietro," at international conference, “Domenico e Pellegrino Tibaldi: Architettura e Arte a Bologna nel Secondo Cinquecento,” Bologna, Italy, December 2006

Lesley Wellman, Curator of Education
--Member, National Art Education Association
--Member, American Association of Museums
--Led, with colleagues, "Creativity and Leadership" session at National Art Education Association conference, New York, March 13-18, 2007
--Elected director-elect (2007-9) and director (2009-11) of the National Art Education Association.
--Traveled to Austin, Texas to visit the Blanton Museum of Art's new building and meet with colleagues, May 16–18, 2007

Lesley Wellman Elected Director of the Museum Division of the National Art Education Association

Lesley Wellman, Curator of Education, has been named the next Director of the Museum Division of the National Art Education Association (NAEA), a nonprofit organization that represents and serves thousands of art educators, mostly in the United States but also from Canada, Mexico, and elsewhere. This is an extremely prestigious position in the realm of art education. Wellman will serve a four-year term, beginning immediately, from spring 2007 to spring 2011. She notes, "I am very excited . . . both to give back to NAEA a portion of the incredible professional enrichment it has afforded me, and to represent the Hood in a prominent way in the national arena."

Matt Zayatz, Preparator
--Met with colleagues at the Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts, October 30, 2006

Last Updated: 5/2/08