Newfields IMA Director Search

The Melvin and Bren Simon Director of the Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields will lead the artistic vision and strategy for the future and will bring to life what the International Council of Museums defines as the role of a museum today:

“A museum is a not-for-profit, permanent institution in the service of society that researches, collects, conserves, interprets and exhibits tangible and intangible heritage. Open to the public, accessible and inclusive, museums foster diversity and sustainability. They operate and communicate ethically, professionally and with the participation of communities, offering varied experiences for education, enjoyment, reflection and knowledge sharing.”

The next Director will leverage the IMA’s institutional history, impressive collection and exhibitions, strong financial position, engaging educational and community programs, and beloved constituents. In 2007, Bren Simon and her late husband Melvin made a generous donation to permanently endow the Director of the IMA position, to ensure the Museum has enough resources to recruit and support the strongest quality of candidates for this vital role. The IMA sets high expectations and innovates to exceed the expectations of guests, employees, volunteers, and donors. Success is measured in the number of minds engaged, spirits elevated, and consciences raised.


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