Susan Taylor, who worked as director of the Princeton University Art Museum from 2000 to 2008, will replace E. John Bullard as director of the New Orleans Museum of Art on Sept. 1.
Taylor will have some big shoes to fill. Having served more than 37 years as director of NOMA, Bullard will be among the longest-serving museum directors upon his retirement.
However, Taylor was carefully chosen to succeed Bullard after much consideration from the museum board at NOMA. The process of choosing a successor began in September 2009 when Bullard announced his intention to retire.
During her eight years with the University, Taylor oversaw the expansion of many of the museum’s collections and increased collaboration with academic departments.
James Steward was named the current director of the Art Museum in January 2009.
By Jilly Chen, staff writer