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New Zealand Curators: Directors of Museums in New Zealand, Vanda Vitali, Seddon Bennington, Walter Oliver, Robert Alexander Falla

New Zealand Curators: Directors of Museums in New Zealand, Vanda Vitali, Seddon Bennington, Walter Oliver, Robert Alexander Falla

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Chapters: Directors of Museums in New Zealand, Vanda Vitali, Seddon Bennington, Walter Oliver, Robert Alexander Falla, Cheryll Sotheran. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 26. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: Vanda Vitali is a Canadian museum executive. She was Director and Chief Executive at the Auckland War Memorial Museum in Auckland, New Zealand, the first woman ever appointed to that role - her resignation was announced on 16 March 2010 after a series of controversies. Prior to this, she was Vice President, Public Programs and Director, Content Development at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, in Los Angeles, California from 2002 to 2007. Vitali studied both fine arts and physical chemistry as an undergraduate at the University of Toronto, before pursuing and receiving her Ph.D. in materials science at that University in 1985. Her research involved the application of physics to archaeological objects and works of art. Vitali continued her education via Postdoctoral studies in Epistemology at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris, France, before completing her education in 1988. Significant projects during the 1980s and 1990s include stints as Director of Master Planning for the Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilizations, Aix-en-Provence, France; policy adviser to the President on heritage preservation and presentation, Arab World Institute, Paris, France; and Field Director, Transfer of Conservation Technologies and Gallery Development, Museum of Carthage, Carthage, Tunisia and University of Toronto, Canada. Vitali was appointed Advisor to the President of the Royal Ontario Museum in 1999 and held that post until her departure in 2002. She also simultaneously served as Head of the Institute for Contemporary Culture at the Royal Ontario ...More: http://booksllc.net/?id=26241079