Talbot Resigns as Director, NMNH

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Summary

Frank H. Talbot, director of the National Museum of Natural History since January 1989, will take a one year sabbatical and will not return to his position when it is over. Talbot, a marine biologist, will continue his field research on fish ecology and coral reefs in Townsville, Australia. Donald J. Ortner, curator of the Department of Anthropology, is named acting director effective February 1, 1994.

Subject

  • Ortner, Donald J
  • Talbot, Frank
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 98-015, Box 2, "The Torch," January 1994, p. 1.

Contact information

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

Date

January 30, 1994

Topic

  • Marine Biology
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Personnel management
  • Anthropology
  • Employees
  • Museums
  • Marine biology
  • Museum directors
  • Smithsonian Institution--Employees

Place

Washington (D.C.)

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