At HistoryMiami, Jorge Zamanillo, left, was promoted from vice president of expansion to museum deputy director, and Michael Knoll was promoted from folklorist to vice president of curatorial affairs. Zamanillo received his bachelor’s degree in anthropology from Florida State University and a master’s in museum studies. Knoll studied history and anthropology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and has a master’s degree in folklore at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.
Louise Irvine has been named xecutive director of the recently opened WMODA (Wiener Museum of Decorative Arts) in Dania Beach. She will oversee the museum’s collection; direct new acquisitions; and manage exhibitions, presentations and other outreach.
Before, she had a consulting business in London, specializing in ceramics, and gave lectures, wrote books and articles, advised collectors on acquisitions, and organized tours and events for collectors. Before that, she worked for Royal Doulton, the British china company, as director of historical promotions — organizing historical exhibitions, editing a quarterly magazine for collectors, publishing reference books, hosting collectors conventions, etc.
She has a degree in fine art from Edinburgh University and has completed post-graduate coursework in Museum Studies at Manchester University.
Best advice she ever received: My first boss was a brilliant public speaker. His mantra was to deeply know your audience and completely command your topic, so you won’t need to be constrained by a script. I’ve found these principles apply superbly not only to oratory and presentations, but as general guidelines for business and life.
Barbara Buhler Lynes has been named the first Sunny Kaufman Senior Curator at the Nova Southeastern University Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale. She had been a consulting curator at the museum since January. She has worked with NSU’s department of multidisciplinary studies to develop a museum practicum for students. She has a Ph.D. in art history from Indiana University and a Ph.D. in French literature from the University of California, Riverside.
David Green has been named assistant vice president of advancement at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts ofMiami-Dade County. He will be responsible for developing and advancing major gift initiatives. Before joining Arsht, he was executive director for the University of Miami’s Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine. Green has a bachelor’s in the history of art and architecture, and an MBA, from Harvard.
Rod Ball elected to board of directors for Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Radio and Television Artists
The Norton Museum of Art has named Holly Davis as deputy director of development. Before joining Norton, she was assistant dean for development at the University of Miami’s College of Arts and Sciences. She has also served as chief development officer at the School of Management at George Mason University in Virginia.