The Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum on April 18 announced that Marcene J. “Marcy” Molinaro has been appointed the Presidential Library’s new Director of Museum Operations. Ms. Molinaro previously worked as Curator of Collections at the George C. Marshall Foundation in Lexington, Virginia, and as Assistant Director of Montpelier. She will manage the Presidential Library’s large collection of Wilson and Wilson-era artifacts, design and install exhibitions, and oversee visitor services, including the tours of President Wilson’s Birthplace, the Woodrow Wilson Museum, and the President’s Shop.
Don W. Wilson, President and CEO of the WWPL, said, “We are honored that Marcy Molinaro has joined our staff and will oversee our efforts to collect and preserve Wilson and Wilson-related artifacts, design exhibits to educate the public about President Wilson and his times, and oversee the entire visitor experience. With the centennial of President Wilson’s election upcoming, Marcy will be a key part of our effort to serve our mission of educating people of all ages about President Wilson.”
Ms. Molinaro has extensive curatorial and museum experience. In addition to her work at the Marshall Foundation and Montpelier, she has served as Executive Director of the Brick Store Museum in Kennebunk, Maine; Curator of Exhibitions at the Trust for Museum Exhibitions in Washington; and as a consultant and appraiser. She has a B.A. in Art History from the University of Iowa and an M.A. in Art History from George Washington University.
Ms. Molinaro served as Interim Curator of the WWPL from last November until her appointment as Director of Museum Operations. During her time as Interim, she assisted with the American Association of Museums Accreditation Site Visit and installed a new exhibit on Presidential Memorabilia that includes numerous items from the collection of WWPL Trustee Tony Atkiss.
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