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Hood Museum of Art
Dartmouth College
Hanover, NH 03755

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Staff, Board, Volunteers

2008 overseers
Hood Overseers examine an exhibition model at their meeting in fall 2008.

2008 overseers
Hood Overseers view recent acquisitions in the museum's Bernstein Study-Storage Center in fall 2008.

2008-2009 interns
Hood Museum of Art 2008-9 senior interns.

2008 volunteers holiday
Hood volunteers holiday party, 2008.

Hood Staf, 2008-9

Gary Alafat, Security/Buildings Manager
Juliette Bianco, Assistant Director
Amy Driscoll, Docent and Teacher Programs Coordinator
Patrick Dunfey, Exhibitions Designer/Preparations Supervisor
Rebecca Fawcett, Registrarial Assistant
Cynthia Gilliland, Assistant Registrar
Sharon Greene, Development Officer
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
Neely McNulty, Images and Art Start Instructor
Karen Miller, Exhibitions and Programs Coordinator
Nils Nadeau, Communications and Publications Manager
Kathleen O’Malley, Associate Registrar
Robert Oxman, Security Guard
Sharon Reed, Membership 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
T. Barton Thurber, Curator of European Art
Rachel Tardelli Vermeal, Communications and Public Relations Coordinator
Lesley Wellman, Curator of Education
Kathryn Whittaker, Security Guard
Janet Whyte, Security Guard
Matthew Zayatz, Preparator

2008-9 Board of Overseers of Hood Museum of Art

Pamela J. Joyner ’79, Trustee Representative
Carol Bemis ’76
Jonathan L. Cohen ’60, T’61 (Chairman)
Hugh Freund ’67, P’08
Edward Hansen P’85, ’88
Robert Hoehn P’09, ’10
Shunichi Homma M.D ’77, P’11
Charles Hood ’51
Margaret Fellner Hunt ’78, P’09, P’11
Stephen A. Lister ’63
David C. Lowenstein ’67
Olivia Hood Parker P’89, ’91, Tu’94
Jan Seidler Ramirez ’73
Bonnie Reiss P’06
Benjamin Schore
Barbara Dau Southwell ’78
John Tamagni ’56
Laurie J. Weil D.V.M.
Robert Weil ’40, P’73

Lathrop Fellows, 2008-9

Deborah and Robert Z. Aliber
Anne and Horatio W. Bacon
Barbara Bares and Marc F. Efron
Cynthia and Raymond J. Barrette
Kirsten and Peter B. Bedford
Philip E. Beekman
Carol and Judson Bemis
Charlotte C. and Charles W. Bimba Jr.
Richard J. Blum and Harriet L. Warm
Constance and Walter Burke
Marilyn T. and Robert Clements
Robert Dance
Carol and Rodney F. DuBois
Hugh J. Freund Esq.
Virginia M. and James W. Giddens
Mary Bert and Alvin P. Gutman
Diantha C. and George C. Harrington
Kristy L. and Robert L. Harteveldt
Inta S. and Bruce H. Hasenkamp
John H. Hatheway
Katharine and David C. Hewitt
Patricia Hewitt and Dale C. Christensen Jr.
Karen M. and Robert A. Hoehn
Yoko Otani Homma and Shunichi Homma
Judith D. and Charles H. Hood
Gary Russell Huber and John L. Huber
Lynn D. and Robert F. Johnston
Honorable Barbara J.R. Jones
Pamela J. Joyner and Alfred J. Giuffrida
Sandra and James C. Katzman
Virginia Rice Kelsey and Reverend Preston T. Kelsey
Joan and Remsen M. Kinne III
Patricia and Robert A. Levinson
Marina Weitzner Lewin and Andrew E. Lewin
Charles M. Liddle III
Stephen A. Lister
Drewry E. and Frank A. Logan
Mary Ann S. and Barry L. MacLean
Lucretia L. and Peter B. Martin
Anne A. and Russell K. Mayerfeld
Elizabeth and Michael B. Mayor M.D.
Jane K. and Peter J. McLaughlin
Mrs. John F. Meck
Alice and William G. Moir
Allison Morrow and Jonathan L. Cohen
Amy P. and Henry Nachman Jr.
Sylvia A. and Harry D. Nelson Jr.
Nancy Newcomb and John A. Hargraves
Judy and Thomas E. Oxman M.D.
Nancy G. Parker
Olivia C. Hood Parker and John O. Parker
Jan Seidler Ramirez and Carlos Ramirez
Marcus Ratliff
Andrew K. Rayburn
Donna and Charles C. Reilly
Bonnie F. and Richard Reiss Jr.
Katherine Duff Rines and Benjamin Schore
Judith A. and Richard A. Steinberg
Linda and Frederick A. Roesch
Janet and Allen W. Root M.D.
Michael J. Root
Shirley G. Sanders
Donald H. Smith
Barbara Dau Southwell and David P. Southwell
Julia Strickland and Timothy Wahl
Janet and John S. Tamagni
Elizabeth Wakeman
Robert S. Weil
Gretchen S. and Robert O. Wetzel
Lynne V. and Huntley R. Whitacre
Dorothy W. Wortmann, M.D. and Robert L. Wortmann M.D.

2008-9 Docents

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

Remembering Susan Wood

It is with great sadness that we note the death of Susan Wood, longtime docent and friend of the museum, on December 24, 2008. Susan loved art deeply and devoted a great deal of her time and energy to the Hood and to the audiences it serves. Susan was a member of the first group of docents to join the museum when it opened in 1985, and her commitment to and participation in the work of the museum remained constant over the next twenty-three years. She loved learning about art and then sharing her knowledge and enthusiasm with audiences of all ages. She worked with teenagers and adults and in recent years particularly enjoyed leading tours for people with Alzheimer’s. Of all the audiences she worked with, however, young children were her favorite. We will always cherish Susan’s friendship, her unending passion for learning, and her often quietly expressed, yet deeply felt, enthusiasm and delight in many aspects of life, especially art, community, and her family.

susan wood

2008-9 Museum Shop Volunteers

Albert Anderson
Joan Bernhardt
Ellen Brydges
Marguerite Collier
Ginny Coolidge
Sophia Crawford
Helen Cummings
Martha Davis
Vickie French
Barbara Haak
Debra Jayne
Evelyn Kaiser
Jane McCarthy
Joann Onacki
Judy Oxman
Cindy Rand
Marcie Rickenbacker
Jo Tate
Louise Turner

Senior Interns, 2008-9

Sarah Crnkovich ’09, Interpretation and Programming
Marki Grimsley ’09, Curatorial, The Homma Family Intern
Gilbert Littlewolf ’09, Curatorial, Mellon Special Project Intern
Kathleen Rice ’09, Interpretation and Programming, The Kathryn and Caroline Conroy Intern
Kimia Shahi ’09, Public Relations, Levinson Intern
Alex Vespoli ’09, Curatorial, Class of 1954 Intern
Marina Agapakis ’09, Special Project, Public Relations (one term only)

Student Staff and Volunteers

Azuka Anunkor ’09, Education

Contracted and Temporary Staff and Consultants

Aimee Caruso, editorial assistant
Vivian Ladd, education consultant
Jeffrey Nintzel, collections photographer
Leslie Potter, membership assistant
Essi Rönkkö, Curatorial Assistant

Staff Activities

Sue Achenbach, Contract Art Handler
—Attended a two day workshop on hinging works of art on paper at the Williamstown Conservation Lab in Williamstown, Massachusetts, January 12 and 13, 2009.

Gary Alafat, Security and Building Manager
—Life/Safety Training: Dartmouth College EHS, April/May 2009
(Fire Extinguisher at Work, First Responder Awareness, Nobody’s Perfect)
—American Heart CPR Certified (AED Certified), May 2009
—Attended two human resource courses on conflict resolution and motivating staff, August, 2009.

Juliette Bianco, Assistant Director
—Member, American Association of Museums
—Member, International Council of Museums (ICOM)
— “The Purpose-Driven University Museum,” panel speaker, International Council of Museums (ICOM) Museums and the Community conference, Manchester, England, September 16-20, 2008
—Wrote article “A Purpose-Driven University Museum,” University Museums and Collections Journal ( (forthcoming).
—On partial leave to live in Ghent, Belgium, and visit museums in Europe and Russia, July 2008-July 2009

Amy Driscoll, Docent and Teacher Programs Coordinator
—Attended the National Art Education Association museum division pre-conference in Minneapolis, April, 2009.

Patrick Dunfey, Exhibition Designer/Preparations Supervisor
—Traveled to New York City to courier object to the Met; visited The Guggenheim, MoMA, and the New Museum of Contemporary Art, December, 2008.

Rebecca Fawcett, Registrarial Assistant
—Participated in an in-house paper handling workshop taught by Judy Walsh, nationally renowned paper conservator, at SUNY Buffalo.

Sharon Greene, Development Officer
—Attended session on people mapping with Director of Professional Development and Recruitment, July 31, 2008.
—Attended session with VP for Development Carrie Pelzel and EVP for Finance and Administration Adam Keller on the economic environment and its impact on development, December 2, 2009.
—Attended session with VP for Development Carrie Pelzel and Susan Peterson, Founder and President of the Communication Center, on techniques for effectively communicating with alumni/ae and donors.
—Attended session from the Office of Human Resources on how to conduct a performance evaluation, May 5, 2009.

Katherine Hart, Associate Director and Barbara C. and Harvey P. Hood 1918 Curator of Academic Programming
—Attended a meeting at Smith College funded through the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation on recruitment strategies for the summer museum studies program at Smith College and for improving diversity within the museum profession as a whole, July 2009.

Adrienne Kermond, Tour Coordinator
—Enrolled in the Museum Certificate Program at Tufts University. Completed the first course: Museums Today Mission and Function, fall 2008.
—Attended the National Art Education Association museum division pre-conference in Minneapolis, April 2009.

Vivian Ladd, Education Consultant
—Attended the National Art Education Association museum division pre-conference in Minneapolis, April 2009.

Nancy McLain, Business Manager
—Attended three Dartmouth College employee development classes, one on training to use the college’s new Central Budgeting program and two classes on training to use the college’s new Institutional Reporting and Analysis (IRA) program, February and April 2009.
—Attended Q-Week Development meeting, July 2009.
—Attended a human resource class on motivating staff, August 2009.

Barbara MacAdam, Jonathan L. Cohen Curator of American Art
—Special leave to visit museums in Europe and the United States, April 8-June 10 Christine MacDonald, Business Assistant
—Attended the Dartmouth College employee development class on using the college’s new Institutional Reporting and Analysis (IRA) program, February 2009.

Nils Nadeau, Communications and Publications Manager
—Member, American Association of Museums
—Attended the Dartmouth Communicators Group Conference “Leveraging Social Media for Communications,” April 2009.
—Attended the workshop “Performance Management” at the Office of Human Resources at Dartmouth, June 2009.

Kathleen O’Malley, Associate Registrar
—Organized a visit to the Boston Museum of Fine Arts Digital Photography Studio to meet with their photographers and technicians and gain insight into the operations of digital photography/going digital, September 2008 (other staff in attendance were Katherine Hart, Patrick Dunfey, and freelance photographer Jeffrey Nintzel).
—Attended a three-part mini-course offered at the Starr Instructional Center on campus in the Jones Media Center on getting to know Photoshop CS3 (three evening sessions in November 2008).

John Reynolds, Lead Preparator
—Attended a two-day workshop on hinging works of art on paper at the Williamstown Conservation Lab in Williamstown, Massachusetts, January 12-13, 2009.
—Traveled to the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston to look at how they prepared and displayed their contemporary art exhibitions, March 2009.
—PACIN Preparators Conference at the Sterling and Francine Clark Museum of Art, August, 2009

T. Barton Thurber, Curator of European Art
—Presented “Representing Ancient Art in the Nineteenth Century: Alma-Tadema’s ‘The Sculpture Gallery,’” July 9, 2008, at the Classical Association of New England Summer Institute, Hood Museum of Art.
—Miscellaneous entries in Palladio, eds. Guido Beltramini and Howard Burns. London: Royal Academy of Arts; New York: Abrams, 2008, pp. 282-283, and 297.
—Presented “Picturing Pompeii from the Age of Enlightenment to the Victorian Era,” Dartmouth on Location Series, Office of Alumni Relations, June 7, 2009 (Los Angeles County Museum of Art).
—“The Grand Tour and the Classical Past in Mid-Eighteenth-Century Italy.” Lecture presented in conjunction with the twenty-seventh Classical Association of New England’s Summer Institute, July 8, 2009 (HMA, Loew Auditorium)
—Primary advisor for John Michelini’s master’s thesis entitled “Observations on Massaccio’s Pisa Altarpiece (1426)” (Dartmouth College, MALS; completed May 2009)
—Second reader for Radha Kulkarni’s Honor’s Thesis entitled “Visualizing ‘Tu Marcellus Eris’’” (Dartmouth College, Department of Classics; completed June 2009)

Lesley Wellman, Curator of Education
—Member, National Art Education Association (NAEA)
—Member, American Association of Museums
—Director, Museums Division, National Art Education Association
—Attended NAEA Board meeting in Washington, D.C., July 25-27, 2008.
—Hosted the Museum Division Preconference that she has organized at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts and the Walker Art Center, April 16, 2009.
—Attended the NAEA convention in Minneapolis, April 17-21, 2009.

Matt Zayatz, Preparator
—Attended a two day workshop on hinging works of art on paper at the Williamstown Conservation Lab in Williamstown, MA, January 12-13, 2009
—Attended PACIN Preparators Conference at the Sterling and Francine Clark Museum of Art, August, 2009.

Last Updated: 12/10/09