Daniel H. Weiss, president and CEO of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, has announced five senior staff appointments that went into effect this month.
Quincy Houghton was promoted to deputy director for exhibitions; Dita Amory was named curator in charge and administrator of the Robert Lehman Collection; Kim Benzel was appointed curator in charge of the Department of Ancient Near Eastern Art; Jayson Dobney was promoted to curator in charge of the Department of Musical Instruments; and Janina Poskrobko has been tapped as the new conservator in charge of Textile Conservation.
“It is an honor to announce these appointments, all of which are extremely well deserved,” said Weiss. “This is a group of dedicated, talented, and experienced individuals who bring an impressive level of expertise to their positions. In addition to being collaborative colleagues who care deeply about this institution, they also exemplify the high standard of excellence that is at the core of the museum.”