Caroline Baumann Named Director of Cooper-Hewitt

The Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, New York, has named Caroline Baumann as its director, effective June 16. Baumann joined the museum in 2001 and has served over the last year as acting director. In her new role, she will continue to oversee the museum’s $54 million renovation and gallery expansion. “The new Cooper-Hewitt visitor experience—physical and digital—will be a global first,” Baumann said, “a transformative force for all in 2014 and beyond, impacting the way people think about and understand design.” The museum is set to reopen to the public in the fall of 2014.