Marc Pachter named Director of the National Portrait Gallery

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Marc Pachter, who has served as the National Portrait Gallery's chief historian since 1976, was appointed director of the museum. He will succeed Alan Fern who retires July 1, 2000.


  • Pachter, Marc
  • Fern, Alan Maxwell 1930-
  • National Portrait Gallery (U.S.)


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The Torch-No. 00-5, 2000 Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession: 05-298

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April 14, 2000


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