The Board of Trustees of the Currier Museum of Art in Manchester, New Hampshire has announced the appointment of Alan Chong as its new Director and Chief Executive Officer. An already familiar face to many in New England, Dr. Chong will be the ninth director in the Museum’s 87-year history and comes to the Currier Museum from the Asian Civilisations Museum & the Peranakan Museum in Singapore.
Prior to his tenure at the Asian Civilisations Museum & the Peranakan Museum, Dr. Chong served as the Lia and William Poorvu Curator of the Collection at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, Mass. from 1999 through 2010. While at the Gardner, Dr. Chong curated the critically acclaimed exhibitions Raphael, Cellini, and a Renaissance Banker in 2003; Gondola Days: Isabella Stewart Gardner and the Palazzo Barbaro Circle in 2004 and Journeys East: Isabella Stewart Gardner and Asia in 2009.
A hidden gem in New England, the Currier Museum of Art is home to a spectacular collection of European and American Art as well as the Zimmerman House, the only Frank Lloyd Wright house in New England open to the public. Dr. Chong’s appoinment will continue to elevate the profile of the Currier Museum of Art on a national and international level.
Congratulations, Alan Chong.