The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum announced the appointment of Francesca Esmay as the Alfred Flechtheim Director of Engagement, Conservation and Collections Care, a newly endowed position within the museum’s Conservation Department. This position is funded by a challenge grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and by Dr. Michael R. Hulton and Mrs. Penny R. Hulton, heirs of art collector and dealer Alfred Flechtheim. In this new position, Esmay will collaborate with colleagues across the museum to develop educational initiatives and public programming that explore the intersections of art, technology, and science and address issues related to the preservation of modern and contemporary art.

Esmay will also oversee the newly established Mentoring Emerging Professionals in Art Conservation initiative (MEPAC), a ten-week, paid opportunity for students to work alongside leaders in the field of art conservation and collections care.

January 2022



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