John Wetenhall Appointed Director of the George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum
John Wetenhall was appointed director of the George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum today. In this capacity, he will lead the development of the forthcoming university museum as well as transition The Textile Museum to the GW campus in fall 2014. Dr. Wetenhall will begin on June 1 and also will hold the appointment of associate professor of museum studies.
“John Wetenhall will take the lead in shaping a new kind of museum for GW. This is a one-of-a-kind partnership and we are confident that he will create a cultural destination that will be a leader in academic and cultural communities in D.C. and around the world,” said Steven Lerman, provost and executive vice president of academic affairs for George Washington. “His accomplishments in both the academic and artistic fields make him the ideal person to connect the strong traditions of scholarship and art in the new museum.”
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An art and cultural center for learning at GW
Two state-of-the-art facilities: A new museum four blocks from the White House. A conservation and resource center in Loudoun County, Virginia
Construction will take place between 2012 and 2014
The GW Museum includes:
The Textile Museum, with a world-renowned collection of over 18,000 textiles; a 20,000 volume research library; and a distinguished history of ground breaking exhibitions, publications, and public programs
The Albert H. Small Washingtoniana Collection and Center for National Capital Area Studies which describe the history and development of Washington, D.C.
Space for academic and scholarly activity and public lectures
A groundbreaking ceremony on the Foggy Bottom Campus was will be held Oct. 18, 2012
Excavation will occur during winter 2012
The project will reach ground level in spring 2013
The structure will reach its highest point in late spring or early summer 2013