(Boston, MA—Nov. 27, 2018) Jill Medvedow, Ellen Matilda Poss Director of the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston (ICA), announced today the appointment of Tsugumi Maki to serve as the museum’s Chief Operating Officer. Maki comes to the ICA from the Davis Museum at Wellesley College, where she served as Associate Director of Operations and Collections Management since March 2015. In her new role at the ICA, Maki will strengthen the institutional infrastructure of the museum—staff, facility, business development and data systems—to achieve goals, leverage opportunities, and prepare for the decade ahead. She starts at the ICA on Jan. 7, 2019.
“Tsugumi’s expertise in strategic museum management along with her background in project management and collaboration make her ideally suited for the range of responsibilities she will take on as our new Chief Operating Officer. We are thrilled to be welcoming her to the ICA,” said Medvedow.
At the Davis Museum, Maki supported all collections and operational activities of the museum, including driving long-term planning, managing large-scale projects, and overseeing daily operations. As Associate Director of Operations and Collections Management, she played an important role in unveiling a major reinstallation of the Davis Museum’s permanent collections galleries in 2016. Prior to her time at the Davis, Maki served in many positions at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA) during her nearly 18-year tenure. As Head of Gallery Planning and Installations, Maki was instrumental in the organization of the Art of the Americas Wing and the new contemporary galleries. Maki earned her master’s degree at Tufts University and a bachelor’s degree at Ithaca College.
About the ICA
Since its founding in 1936, the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston has shared the pleasures of reflection, inspiration, imagination, and provocation that contemporary art offers with audiences in Boston and beyond. Its innovative exhibitions, performances, and educational programs provide access to contemporary art, artists, and the creative process, inviting audiences of all ages and backgrounds to participate in the excitement of new art and ideas. Spanning two locations across Boston Harbor, the ICA offers year-round programming at its iconic building in Boston’s Seaport and seasonal programming (May-September) at the Watershed, part of a functioning East Boston shipyard.
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