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The Museum of Biblical Art appoints new museum leadership
The Museum of Biblical Art (MOBIA), which opened in May 2005, is an independent museum committed to engaging diverse audiences in the exploration of historical to contemporary art that has been influenced or inspired by the Bible. Photo: Courtesy the Museum of Biblical Art, New York.
NEW YORK, NY.- The Museum of Biblical Art announces new appointments and promotions across the Museum, reflecting the growth and development of the institution under the leadership of Richard P. Townsend, who joined MOBIA as Director in the fall of 2013. The new and recently promoted members of MOBIA’s curatorial, education, and development departments are deepening the Museum’s engagement with the public, developing innovative exhibitions and programs, and further strengthening the Museum’s highly successful fundraising initiatives.

APPOINTMENTS
• Dr. Nathaniel Prottas joined MOBIA as Director of Education in July 2014. He is responsible for all educational programming at MOBIA, including public programming, school and adult tours, access programs, and studio programs. Dr. Prottas has extensive experience in teaching, research, and developing programs that encourage thought- provoking encounters with works of art. Before joining MOBIA, he served as the Samuel H. Kress Interpretive Fellow at the Frick Collection, and was a museum educator for almost ten years at The Cloisters and at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, where he led elementary and high school student tours and helped arrange Family Day and Family Festival activities. He recently completed his Ph.D. at the University of Pennsylvania on the crisis in religious imagery in the art of Germany and Netherlands circa 1500, and has studied at the Freie Universität in Berlin. Dr. Prottas has held fellowships from the Fulbright Foundation, DAAD, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and holds a Master’s Degree from the University College, London and a BA from The University of Chicago.

• Daniel C. Beaudoin was appointed MOBIA’s new Director of Development in February 2014. He is responsible for fundraising for MOBIA’s programs and operations, including donor cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship. Beaudoin also works with board members and staff to identify opportunities to raise the Museum’s profile, and to attract and engage new prospects for support. He has 25 years of development experience in New York cultural institutions, including: The Actors Fund of America; Columbia University; and, most recently, the National Jazz Museum in Harlem.

PROMOTIONS
• Dr. Adrianne Rubin was promoted to Director of Exhibitions in February 2014. Rubin joined MOBIA in July 2009 as Assistant Curator and Registrar.

• Taylor Catalana was promoted to Associate Manager of Media and Exhibitions in July 2014. She previously served as Curatorial Assistant at MOBIA since she joined the Museum in June 2012.

• Bruno Nouril was promoted to Manager of Institutional Giving in March 2014 from Development Associate, a position he had held since August 2012.





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