On March 19 the trustees of Shaker Museum | Mount Lebanon elected Joanne Dunne Murphy as the newest member of its board of directors. She brings with her longtime interests in art, collections management, and exhibitions.
“The opportunity to join the board of Shaker Museum | Mount Lebanon attracts me because the museum is at such an interesting point in its development,” said Ms. Dunne Murphy. “Preserving the collection, educating visitors, and enriching the region with a new site that explores our local Shaker heritage is an exciting challenge.”
Ms. Dunne Murphy, who moved to Old Chatham, New York permanently in May 2015 after living in Vienna, Austria for eighteen months and London for fourteen years, worked at The Metropolitan Museum of Art from 1985 to 1989 in the department of medieval art. She also volunteered at The Metropolitan Museum from 1998 through 1999 as a research assistant to Dr. Barbara Boehm, who now serves as Senior Curator for The Met Cloisters. Ms. Dunne Murphy is a graduate of Smith College.