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The Museum of the City of New York names Whitney W. Donhauser as President and Director
Whitney W. Donhauser has had a successful 23-year career in museum management and fundraising.

NEW YORK, NY.- The Board of Trustees of the Museum of the City of New York announced today that Whitney W. Donhauser has been appointed President and Ronay Menschel Director of the Museum. Ms. Donhauser, who will join the City Museum on January 1, 2016, succeeds Susan Henshaw Jones, who is retiring at the end of the year.

Whitney W. Donhauser has had a successful 23-year career in museum management and fundraising. As Senior Advisor to the President of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Ms. Donhauser worked closely with the Museum’s Board of Trustees, Director, President, and executive leadership on formulating and implementing Museum policy.

“We are very lucky to have found such an accomplished museum professional to lead the City Museum during its next period of growth,” said James Dinan, Chairman of the City Museum Board. “We are confident that Whitney Donhauser will ensure the City Museum continues its renaissance, which includes launching our milestone permanent exhibition, New York at Its Core, which is scheduled to open November 2016.”

At the Metropolitan Museum, Whitney Donhauser has had leadership responsibility overseeing major museum functions and projects, collaborating with development, facilities, security, visitor services and capital projects. She has also been involved with coordinating exhibition planning and implementation, marketing and government relations. She worked on the trustee committee on the design selection for the David H. Koch Plaza and played a role in managing its construction. In addition, she supervised the early phase of planning for the Metropolitan Museum’s upcoming use of the Breuer Building, former home of the Whitney Museum of American Art on 75th Street and Madison Avenue.

“I am deeply honored to be joining the Museum of the City of New York,” said Whitney Donhauser. “As a long-time New Yorker, I have greatly enjoyed seeing the Museum's transformation into an important cultural force in the life of the city. Now, I look forward to advancing the Museum's profile and role in the City's cultural life, increasing its audience and completing the groundbreaking exhibition, New York at Its Core. I am excited to work with the Museum's staff on exhibitions and programs that capture the city's rich history and ethos – its diversity, neighborhoods and internationalism.”

Ms. Donhauser was the primary contact between the Metropolitan Museum and the White House for major events hosted by President Obama and for numerous other government events, including most recently the US State Department conferences raising awareness of the illicit trafficking of art work in Syria and Iraq. She acted as a key liaison between administrative and curatorial teams on many noteworthy initiatives. For example, she was involved in the planning and coordination of several of the Museum’s more complex Roof Garden installations, including most notably, Big Bambú by Doug and Mike Starn.

Ms. Donhauser is a seasoned fundraiser, having launched several museum membership programs, including its Apollo Circle for young adults and the Met’s 10 Curatorial Friends Groups. She also directed the popular Travel with the Met program. More recently, she chaired a Museum committee of curators and administrators assessing the Met’s revenue streams and recommending enhancements and new initiatives. In addition, she was a member of the executive team overseeing the formulation of the Met’s 20- to 30-year long-range plan.

Ms. Donhauser has a B.A. from Vassar College and a Certificate from the Royal Society of Art in London. She lives in New York with her husband, a history teacher, and two daughters.

“We are thrilled that such a talented colleague will be leading this important New York institution,” said Thomas P. Campbell, director and CEO of The Metropolitan Museum of Art. “Whitney's dedication to the Met has been exemplary, and we know she will achieve great things in this new role at the Museum of the City of New York.”

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