Yesterday, the Museum of Modern Art announced the appointment of Michelle Elligott as the museum’s new Chief of Archives, Library, and Research Collections. Elligott will be replacing Milan Hughston, who retired last year.
MoMA director Glenn Lowry anticipates great things under Elligott’s leadership. “I am confident that Michelle will provide exemplary leadership to the Archives and Library and will continue to advance our efforts in acquisitions, preservation, and accessibility, across all platforms, to ensure that MoMA is a leading center for the study of modern art,” Lowry said.
Elligott comes to her new position with MoMA experience gained during past positions as Rona Roob Senior Museum Archivist and Chief of Archives, which combine to give her nearly twenty years’ worth of insights.
“The breadth of the extraordinary research collections that document the history of modern art and diverse artistic practices are a vital resource for museum staff and researchers from around the world,” Elligott said while reflecting on what she plans to accomplish at the MoMA. She also plans to “[work] collaboratively to dramatically increase access to these resources for the general public alike.”
To read more about Elligott and her new position, read the full release here.