Caroline Welsh named senior art historian, director emerita of the Adirondack Museum

BLUE MOUNTAIN LAKE - The Board of Directors of the Adirondack Historical Association has announced Caroline M. Welsh, director of the Adirondack Museum for the past three years, will become the senior art historian and director emerita of the museum effective immediately.

Michael Lombardi, the current director of Finance and Operations will become the interim director.

Welsh served the Adirondack Museum for more than two decades, first as a curator and then as director. During her tenure, Welsh brought the museum's collections and facilities to new and unparalleled heights and provided unique educational and exhibit experiences to the community.

Welsh will continue her relationship with the museum with respect to art projects including the upcoming Arthur Fitzwilliam Tait exhibit opening in summer 2011, along with producing the catalogue for the exhibit. Welsh will also collaborate with the museum on other upcoming projects.

"The board expresses its deep gratitude for Caroline's devotion to the Adirondack Museum and to the history and people of the Adirondack region," said Kevin J. Arquit, chairman of the board. "Her commitment and passion for her work has touched visitors to the museum for the past two decades. We will look forward to her continued relationship with the museum as senior art historian and director emerita, as well as to her continued collaboration with other projects at the museum." For more information, call 352-7311, or visit www.adirondackmuseum.org.

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