Anna Cohn, SITES Director, Steps Down

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Summary

Anna R. Cohen, Director of the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES) steps down for health reasons after 25 years at the Smithsonian. She first came to the Smithsonian in 1983 as director of "The Precious Legacy" exhibit that displayed Judaic treasures that had been confiscated during the Holocaust. As director of SITES, she developed the Museums on Main Street initiative and oversaw such exhibits as "Crossroads of Continents: Cultures of Siberia and Alaska," "September 11: Bearing Witness to History," and "381 Days: The Montgomery Bus Boycott Story." Myriam Springuel, formerly SITES Associate Director for Programs, has agreed to return to SITES to serve as Interim Director until a new director is selected.

Subject

  • Cohn, Anna R
  • Springuel, Myriam A
  • Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service
  • Museums on Main Street
  • Precious Legacy: Judaic Treasures from the Czechoslovak State Collections, The (Exhibition) (1983: Washington, D.C.)
  • Crossroads of Continents: Cultures of Siberia and Alaska (Exhibition) (1988: Washington, D.C.)
  • September 11: Bearing Witness to History (Exhibition) (2002: Washington, D.C)
  • 381 Days: The Montgomery Bus Boycott Story (Exhibition) (2005: Alabama State Capitol, Montgomery, AL)

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Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

SI Email Announcements, 2/3/2014, "Message from the Assistant Secretary: Anna Cohn Steps Down as Director of SITES"

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

February 3, 2014

Topic

  • Women
  • Traveling exhibitions
  • Directors
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Personnel management
  • Employees
  • Retirement
  • Smithsonian Institution--Employees

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