Meet the new boss, same as the old boss
RK just learned the textile museum has appointed ms. Maryclaire Ramsey as the new director.
Sure, ms Ramsey is not very 'similar' to the old boss, dan, aka do nothing walker, who at least had a background in oriental rugs and related weavings, something the new director sorely lacks.
RK is sure bruce, aka bigmouth, baganz is behind this turn of events but since baganz was responsible for the fiasco and disaster walker's appointment brought we'd be amazed if this appointment turns out any better.
Ms. Ramsey is basically a bean-counter, who has no expertise in any of the major areas the textile museum's Collection can claim or, in fact, any standing or experience in the tightly knit world of museum professionals.
There is little doubt in the textile museum's last 14 months with her at the helm, albeit as CEO "aka acting director", ms Ramsey has not originated or established any new horizon, big or small, for George Hewitt Meyer's Museum on K street.
Fact is, had baganz not screwed up as badly as he did by championing do nothing dan for the director's job, ms Ramsey would not be anywhere walker's former swivel-chair in the director's office.
Here is the pr release announcing this non-event in rugDUMB -- RK calls it a non-event because under baganz's leadership the textile museum is sinking and we are quite sure this new appointment will not add any buoyancy, in fact we'd be wont to predict ms Ramsey will, like a leaden life-preserver, help to sink Meyer's Museum even farther in the drink.
Nice going baganz....
"June 11, 2010, Washington, D.C. The Textile Museum announced today that Maryclaire Ramsey has been promoted to director in recognition of her outstanding work. During the course of her 14 months as chief executive officer, The Textile Museum has achieved a balanced budget, seen an increase in attendance and individual giving, and presented six acclaimed exhibitions accompanied by a wide range of public programs.
The museum was also awarded re-accreditation by the American Association of Museums during her tenure as CEO. Ramsey has been with The Textile Museum since April 2007.
Maryclaire Ramseys energizing leadership has brought much to The Textile Museum, said Bruce P. Baganz, president of the museums Board of Trustees. Over the past 14 months, she has raised the museums profile through expanded strategic partnerships, set in place new sources of funding, and maintained The Textile Museums high standards of collections care,scholarship, exhibitions and public programs. "