Museum Director Named as Management Institute Participant

PULLMAN, Wash. — Dyana M. Curreri-Ermatinger, director of the Washington State University Museum of Art, has been selected to participate in the J. Paul Getty Trust’s Museum Management Institute, the largest education program for museum executives.

The annual event on the University of California at Berkeley campus will be held July 16-Aug. 4. Since 1979, MMI has provided training for more than 800 museum professionals from all over the world.

This year’s 34 participants, who represent a wide range of museums in North America, South America and Europe, were chosen from 63 applicants. They were selected based on their career progress, senior managerial responsibilities, and ability to influence policy and effect change in their institutions.

Curreri-Ermatinger came to WSU in December 1998 from the San Francisco area, where she directed the Dorothy Weiss Gallery. Before that she was director of exhibitions and public programs for the California College of Arts and Crafts, where she served as founding director of three galleries and organized two public lecture series. In addition, Curreri-Ermatinger was outreach coordinator and later assistant curator for the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento and curator of the Palo Alto Cultural Center.