Wiggers Appointed Director
The Museum of Contemporary Craft in partnership with Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) is pleased to announce that Namita Gupta Wiggers has been appointed Director and Chief Curator of the Museum. Wiggers was hired as Curator in 2004 specifically to raise the national and international profile of this historic institution and to develop a vision for a new kind of museum focused on craft as the Museum moved to its central location on the North Park Blocks.
As a leader in the critical reconsideration of craft in America, Wiggers brings to the position a broad, long-term vision of Museum of Contemporary Craft as a museum of influence. “Namita is a very gifted curator with a world-class reputation. She is also a thought leader on craft and design and an effective administrator with the strategic thinking skills and day-to-day savvy to realize an ambitious vision for the Museum,” says Tom Manley, President, PNCA and CEO of Museum of Contemporary Craft. “Her appointment is effective July 1 and coincides with the arrival of PNCA’s new Academic Dean, Mark Takiguchi (coming from California College of the Arts). This brings the College a new opportunity to strengthen the ties between the Museum and PNCA curricula and thus enhances curatorial studies opportunities for both graduate and undergraduate students.”
Read the press release for a full description of this exciting announcement.