Martha's Vineyard Museum names new director
The Martha's Vineyard Museum last week announced several organizational changes linked to the museum's expanded role in the cultural life of the Vineyard and planning for a new building in West Tisbury.
Keith Gorman, museum director of programs and archivist/librarian has assumed the new position of museum director. Mr. Gorman will be responsible for the Museum's operations, programs, staff, capital campaign, and the move to West Tisbury, according to a press release.
Matthew Stackpole remains as executive director of the museum. He will focus on the new museum project and capital campaign, consulting on major museum strategic, programmatic, and policy initiatives, and overseeing the lighthouse restoration projects.
"I am pleased Keith brings his experience and considerable organizational and leadership skills to this new position and our growing organization. The overarching goal is to create a team that, through division of responsibilities and mutual support, results in a stronger and more effective organization," Mr. Stackpole said in prepared remarks.
Mr. Gorman joined the museum two and a half years ago after working at the Smithsonian's archives in Washington, D.C. "I am very excited about this new opportunity, since it will allow me to assist in the museum's continued success as well as to position the museum for its eventual move to West Tisbury," he said. "I am happy to be working closely with Matthew Stackpole to raise the museum's visibility and reach in the community and to plan for our future programs."
The museum's directors also announced that the Chris Morse, owner of the Granary Gallery, has been named chairman of the board.