GLENS FALLS, NY.- The Hyde Collection
announced the following new staff appointments.
Barbara A. Bertucio has been hired as the Registrar and Collections Manager. Ms. Bertucio has significant museum and not-for-profit experience. Before coming to The Hyde, she was the Database and Pledge Processing Manager at United Way of the Greater Capital Region. Prior to United Way, she had accumulated over two decades of museum experience. As Registrar of the Albany Institute of History and Art from 2005 to 2009, she was responsible for all aspects of registration of curatorial acquisitions and documentation, as well as administering their collections database system. Her extensive museum experience also includes positions working with the collections at Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens, Western Reserve Historical Society, The Hubbard Museum of the American West, Winterthur Museum, and the New York State Museum. Ms. Bertucio holds a B.A. from Skidmore College and a M.A. from Texas Tech University. She lives in Albany, New York.
Kara Shier has accepted the position of Development Associate Special Events. Kara was last at the Putnam County Historical Society & Foundry School Museum in Cold Spring, New York, where she has been Director of Administration for the last two and one-half years. She has extensive experience with museum special events, volunteer coordination and visitor services, as well as various projects in the areas of development, education and curatorial including programming, grants, and exhibition planning. Kara holds a B.A. in art history from Marist College and an M.A. in art history from the University of London. She also has volunteer experience at a variety of museums and arts organizations, including Storm King Art Center, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art and P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center.
Ann Whalen has been promoted to Visitor Services Coordinator. Reporting to the Director of Marketing and Communication, this position oversees the public spaces in the Museum, including the visitor services/admission desk and Museum Store. A resident of Cassayuna, New York, Ann has a B.A. in history from Trinity College.