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Dr. Robert Wolterstorff

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Executive Director

Phone: (802) ***-****  HQ Phone
Bennington Museum
75 Main Street
Bennington, Vermont 05201
United States

Company Description: The Bennington Museum was founded as the Bennington Historical Association in 1852 to celebrate Bennington's Colonial past and, more specifically, to commemorate...   more
Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

Education

  • BA , Biology
    Calvin College
  • PhD , Art History
    Princeton
  • MFA , Art History
    Princeton
  • MA , Art History
    Williams College
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Robert ...
www.nemanet.org, 23 May 2014 [cached]
Robert Wolterstorff Director Bennington Museum, VT 802-447-1571 director@benningtonmuseum.org
Robert is currently executive director of the Bennington Museum in Vermont. He previously served as director of Victoria Mansion in Portland and of Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion in Philadelphia, and has held curatorial and research positions in the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williams College Museum of Art, and the Chapin Rare Book Library. Robert earned an MFA and PhD in Art History from Princeton, an MA in Art History from Williams College, and a BA in Biology from Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He has served as a grant review panelist for the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and on the Advisory Committee on Heritage Tourism for the City of Portland, Maine. Robert is married and has a son and daughter.
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Dr. Robert Wolterstorff, newly appointed executive director of Bennington Museum in Vermont. Image courtesy of Bennington Museum.
BENNINGTON, Vt. - The Board of Trustees of the Bennington Museum, a premier regional museum in New England, is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Robert Wolterstorff as the museum's new executive director. Wolterstorff brings an impressive 20-year career in the arts and museum leadership to his new position. Currently an independent curator and nonprofit consultant based in Portland, Maine, Wolterstorff previously served as director of Victoria Mansion in Portland and of Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion in Philadelphia; and has held curatorial and research positions in the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williams College Museum of Art, and the Chapin Rare Book Library.
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I feel honored to become part of that tradition," Wolterstorff said. "We as a culture have increasingly rapid and fluid access to information and a much broader understanding of creativity, and I think museums that collect and interpret both art and history have a unique opportunity to make new connections between art, culture, ideas, and industrial history. I am looking forward to serving the museum and the Bennington community."
As executive director of Victoria Mansion (1998-2010), Wolterstorff strengthened the staff and expanded public programs.
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A highly successful grant writer and grants manager, Robert won the first Save America's Treasures Grant for architectural preservation in Maine and one of only eight Getty Architectural Conservation Grants awarded worldwide in 2003. He also oversaw management of important collections of fine and decorative arts, and pursued new acquisitions by gift, purchase, and bequest.
Wolterstorff's academic and professional career in the arts has had two very different focuses: architecture and historic preservation, and works of art on paper. At Victoria Mansion he planned and managed the preservation, conservation, and interpretation of an important National Historic Landmark building. At the Chapin Rare Book Library, Clark Art Institute, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and as an intern in the Art Institute of Chicago, he worked in the field of prints, drawings, and photographs. He has organized numerous exhibitions on subjects ranging from Old Master prints to contemporary art, and from works on paper to furniture, stained glass, upholstery, and architecture. He is currently guest curator for an exhibition on contemporary architecture that will take place at the Portland Museum of Art in 2013. He has lectured and published on topics ranging from Robert Adam, William Morris, and Paul Klee to 19th-century painted decorations, Herter furniture, and brownstone conservation.
Wolterstorff earned an MFA and PhD in Art History from Princeton University, where he wrote his dissertation on the 18th-century Neoclassical architect Robert Adam. He has an MA in Art History from Williams College in Williamstown, Mass., and a BA in Biology from Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Since 2006 he has served as a trustee for the New England Museum Association (NEMA) and currently is the first vice president of that professional organization. He has served as a grant review panelist for the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and is on the advisory committee on heritage tourism for the City of Portland, Maine. Wolterstorff is married and has a son and daughter, 13 and 10.
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"Robert brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Bennington Museum," said Bolton.
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Dr. Robert Wolterstorff, newly appointed executive director of Bennington Museum in Vermont. Image courtesy of Bennington Museum.
Last Updated on Monday, 23 July 2012 11:56
NEMA | Board of Directors
www.nemanet.org, 29 Sept 2013 [cached]
Robert Wolterstorff Director Bennington Museum 75 Main Street Bennington, VT 05201 Tel: 802-447-1571
The museum's board of trustees announced ...
www.benningtonbanner.com, 18 July 2012 [cached]
The museum's board of trustees announced Wednesday the appointment of Robert Wolterstorff as the museum's new executive director. Wolterstorff brings an 20-year career in the arts and museum leadership to his new position. His appointment begins on Aug. 1.
According to supplied material, Wolterstorff is currently an independent curator and non-profit consultant based in Portland, Maine. He previously served as director of Victoria Mansion in Portland and of Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion in Philadelphia, and has held curatorial and research positions in the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Clark Art Institute, the Williams College Museum of Art, and the college's Chapin Rare Book Library.
"I am thrilled to be given the opportunity to be the Bennington Museum's next director," Wolterstorff said in supplied material. The museum "has a long and distinguished history representing the arts and culture of Vermont and upper New England, holds great collections, and has an excellent staff. I feel honored to become part of that tradition."
"Robert brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Bennington Museum," Ray Bolton, chairman of the museum's board of trustees, said in a release.
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As executive director of Victoria Mansion from 1998 to 2010, Wolterstorff strengthened the staff and expanded public programs. According to supplied material, he forged "strong relationships with major donors, private foundations, and state and federal agencies, he completed the $1.5 million Campaign for Victoria Mansion ... spearheaded the $1.4 million Tower Campaign, and increased annual fund giving and membership."
He is known as a successful grant writer and grants manager, and won the first Save America's Treasures Grant for architectural preservation in Maine and one of only 80 Getty Architectural Conservation Grants awarded worldwide in 2003. He also oversaw management of important collections of fine and decorative arts, and pursued new acquisitions by gift, purchase, and bequest.
Wolterstorff's academic and professional career in the arts has had two very different focuses: architecture and historic preservation, and works of art on paper. At Victoria Mansion, he planned and managed the preservation, conservation, and interpretation of an important National Historic Landmark building.
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"We as a culture have increasingly rapid and fluid access to information and a much broader understanding of creativity," Wolterstorff said.
Contact/Staff | Bennington Museum - Come and Explore
www.benningtonmuseum.org, 1 April 2014 [cached]
Robert Wolterstorff, Executive Director
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