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Smithsonian Associates Programs Director Joins FAMCC

Susan Glasser begins her tenure in January 2014.

Fredericksburg Area Museum and Cultural Center.  Photo by Susan Larson.
Fredericksburg Area Museum and Cultural Center. Photo by Susan Larson.
Susan Glasser has been appointed president and CEO of the Fredericksburg Area Museum & Cultural Center (FAMCC).

Glasser most recently served as director of programs with The Smithsonian Associates.

"With nearly thirty years of museum experience behind her, Ms. Glasser brings a wealth of fundraising, programming and curatorial expertise to the FAMCC," said museum board chairman Tom Wack. Wack led the search committee comprised of current and former staff and board members over the last five months. 

Glasser's career began in the education department at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, where she remained for 13 before pursuing senior leadership positions with the Hand Workshop Art Center (now known as the Visual Arts Center of Richmond), Beth Ahabah Museum & Archives, Boyden Gallery of St. Mary’s College of Maryland, and the North Carolina Museum of Art.

She has also served the museum field as an independent consultant, adjunct faculty at Virginia Commonwealth University and peer reviewer with the American Alliance of Museums.

Glasser is a two-time national award winner of the American Alliance of Museum’s Brooking Paper on Creativity in Museums.  In 2011 she earned her Ph.D. in Art History and Museum Theory from Virginia Commonwealth University.  She will begin her tenure with the FAMCC in January.

The mission of the Fredericksburg Area Museum & Cultural Center is to collect, interpret and present the history and culture of the Fredericksburg region and community.  The museum, which celebrated its 25th anniversary this year, hosts some 20,000 visitors annually.

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