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Hood Docent Receives High Honor

Hood Quarterly, summer 2007

Sybil Williamson has been recognized for her outstanding service on the board of the National Docent Symposium (NDS) Council. The 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.

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

Hood Quarterly, summer 2007

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.

Staff News Spring 2007

Hood Quarterly, spring 2007

BART THURBER, Curator of European Art, delivered a paper in December at an international conference on late Renaissance art and architecture in Bologna, Italy, in conjunction with the exhibition on Annibale Carracci at the Museo Civico Archeologico.

KRIS BERGQUIST, School and Family Programs Coordinator, will present in a session titled “Finding Common Ground: Serving University and Community Audiences” at the National Art Education Association conference in New York in March.

Staff News: Winter 2007

Marguerite Collier Named 2006 Volunteer of the Year

Staff News: Autumn 2006

An Interview with the Curators of Looking Backward, Moving Forward: Women Photographers in the Hood’s Collection

Hood Quarterly, summer 2004
Kevin Perry ’04, Megan Fontanella ’04, and Jennifer Schreck ’04, Hood Museum of Art interns

This winter, Kevin Perry ’04, public relations intern, interviewed Megan Fontanella ’04, Class of 1954 intern, and Jennifer Schreck ’04, part-time special projects intern, about the exhibition they curated during their senior year. The show features the work of over two dozen photographers, all of them women, from the permanent collection of the Hood.

In Memoriam: Robert Webster Fitz

Hood Quarterly, winter 2004

Robert Webster Fitz, a part-time member of the Hood’s security team since 1992, passed away in late September after a year-long battle with cancer. His professional dedication—the better part of his first career was spent as the Deputy Fire Chief in nearby Lebanon, New Hampshire—was admired by all who knew him, and his sense of humor never failed to lighten the Hood’s galleries.

Bob will be sorely missed by all of his friends and colleagues on the Hood staff, but especially by his daughter, Nancy McLain, the museum’s Business Manager.

2003 Volunteer of the Year Award

Hood Quarterly, winter 2004

Lateral Thinking: A Director’s Viewpoint

An Interview with Hugh Davies, The David C. Copley Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego

Hood Quarterly, winter 2004
Derrick R. Cartwright, Director, Hood Museum of Art, and Hugh Davies, The David C. Copley Director, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego

Interview conducted September 17, 2003


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