Cooper Hewitt director Caroline Baumann resigns - architecture and design

Cooper Hewitt director Caroline Baumann resigns



Caroline Baumann has stepped down from her position as director of the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, the New York Times has reported.
Baumann's resignation was confirmed by museum spokeswoman, according to The New York Times, which broke the news on 7 February.
Dezeen contacted the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, which confirmed the news in a statement.
"Baumann has been a passionate voice for design, and much has been accomplished during her tenure," it added.
John Davis, who is the Smithsonian's provost/under secretary for museums, education and research, will temporarily take over her position, while the New York museum searches for a replacement.
Baumann served as director since 2013
Baumann was named director in 2013 succeeding industrial designer Bill Moggridge, who had served as the museum's director for two years until his death in September 2012. Prior to taking on the position she had served as associate director, acting director and deputy director at the museum, and worked at the Museum of Modern Art in New York from 1995 to 2001.

During Baumann's time at the museum, she was responsible for overseeing the strategic direction and managing the renovation of the Carnegie Mansion ? Cooper Hewitt's home in Manhattan's Upper East Side ? and the reinstallation of its galleries.
Cooper Hewitt considered most significant design museum in the US
Completed in 2014, the project included a renovation led New York's Gluckman Mayner Architects ...
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