EAST LANSING, MI.-
Mónica Ramírez-Montagut, director of the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum
at Michigan State University (MSU Broad), has been appointed to the US Board of Directors for the International Council of Museums (ICOM) and has joined the Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD).
ICOM is a membership association committed to researching, conserving, and educating society about our worlds natural and cultural heritage by establishing both professional and ethical standards for museums. Members of the ICOM-US Board of Directors are nominated and confirmed by the ICOM-US nominating committee. Dr. Ramírez-Montagut will join the ICOM-US Board Class of 2023, serving for a full three-year term.
Founded in 1916, AAMD maintains a limited membership in an effort to bring directors into closer contact with their fellow leaders at top art institutions in the United States, Mexico, and Canada. Art museum directors must apply and be accepted to this organization based on a series of eligibility requirements.
Dr. Ramírez-Montagut began her tenure at the MSU Broad on July 1, 2020. Her contributions to both US-ICOM and AAMD solidify the MSU Broads leadership positions internationally, nationally, and in Michigan.
The Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University (MSU Broad) is a dynamic contemporary art museum that connects people with art through experiences that inspire curiosity and engagement . Opened on November 10, 2012, the museum was designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Zaha Hadid and named in honor of Eli and Edythe Broad, longtime supporters of the university who provided the lead gift of $28 million. In 2017, the MSU Broad was awarded $1 million from MSU Federal Credit Union in support of the Art Lab, an expansion across Grand River Avenue that provides increased access to and research of the permanent collection.
Michigan State University has been working to advance the common good in uncommon ways for more than 150 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU focuses its vast resources on creating solutions to some of the worlds most pressing challenges, while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.