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Jorge Daniel Veneciano Steps Down as Executive Director of El Museo del Barrio

El Museo del Barrio has announced that executive director Jorge Daniel Veneciano will resign from his position at the end of the month. In a statement, the museum said that Veneciano wants to pursue new opportunities. Berta Colón, deputy director of institutional advancement, and Carlos Gálvez, deputy executive director, will serve as codirectors of the museum until a search committee can be established to elect a new director.

“After almost three years at El Museo del Barrio, Jorge Daniel leaves a legacy of outstanding exhibitions and programs, increased attendance, and deepened community engagement,” said María Eugenia Maury, chair of the board of trustees. “We are proud of what the staff and board have been able to accomplish under his leadership.”

While at the helm of the museum, Veneciano expanded the museum’s international reach and developed partnerships with educational service providers to strengthen the institution’s ability to service New York’s Latino communities.

“It’s truly been an honor to lead El Museo, a storied and monumental institution, and alongside its dedicated staff and engaged board. As a team, we have been able to elevate the museum’s stature and lift its service capacities to new heights,” Veneciano said. “Everyone benefits, and that’s the crucial legacy of this historic institution.”

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