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Museum seeking new curator

February 15, 1997

By JENNYLYNN BROWN

Staff Writer

The Washington County Museum of Fine Arts is searching for a new curator, according to museum director Jean Woods.

"We are looking for someone familiar with American art from the 19th and 20th centuries," Woods said. "The primary focus of the bulk of our collection is American art."

Woods said applicants also should enjoy the "many hats we wear" working in a smaller museum.

The vacancy occurred after curator Mary B. Caverly retired at the end of the summer and moved to Florida, Woods said.

A position announcement was sent to the American Association of Museum's newsletter at the end of January, she said. "We're hoping it will make the March issue."

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Woods said she aims to fill the full-time position by June. Two people already have applied for the job, she said.

While the search is on, the director is working with trained volunteers to register new works of art, maintain vault items, update the museum's computer database and install exhibits.

On March 2, "The Sellars Collection: Art by American Women" will open featuring more than 130 works.

In April, an exhibit will open spotlighting works from 40 schools in Washington County. The museum is located in City Park.

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