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West Hartford Women’s Group To Host Director of New Britain Museum

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The director of the New Britain Museum of American Art will speak to the West Hartford Women in Networking on Sept. 28.


For its Sept. 28 meeting, West Hartford Women in Networking will be joined by Min Jung Kim, the director of New Britain Museum of American Art.

Kim joined the New Britain Museum of American Art in November 2015 as the institution’s sixth director, bringing more than 20 years of experience in the art museum field. She will be sharing what is currently happening at the museum and her vision for its future.

Kim is former deputy director for External Relations of the Eli and Edyth Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University in East Lansing, MI. She joined the Broad in 2011, providing strategic planning and management, and establishing the operational infrastructure of the new museum.

Previously, Kim worked at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation in New York for more than 12 years, with a focus on a variety of international alliances and collaborative initiatives. As program director of Content Alliances, Kim helped establish partnerships among the Guggenheim, the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia, and the Kunsthistorisches Musuem in Vienna, Austria, among other international initiatives.

Between her time at Guggenheim and the Broad MSU, Kim served as managing director of Exhibitions and Programming at the Global Cultural Asset Management Group in New York, where she was involved in developing new museums, collections, and operating programs primarily in Asia, Europe, and the Middle East.

Kim has an M.A. in Art History from the Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London, where she specialized in Contemporary Art, and a B.A. in Art History from Wheaton College in Norton, MA. Kim also attended the Getty Museum Leadership Institute in Claremont, CA.

The September meeting will be held on Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017, from 7:30-9:30 a.m., at Chatfield/Brookdale, One Chatfield Dr., West Hartford. It is open to all interested women, and will also feature networking, introductions, small-group conversations, and breakfast snacks.

The meeting cost is $2 per person, and for further information visit www.westhartfordwomeninnetworking.com or call Dianne Rechel at 860-573-3501.


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