The Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth College, Hanover, has appointed Ugochukwu-Smooth Nzewi as its first curator of African Art, reports Artdaily. Born in Nigeria, Nzewi received his PhD in Art History from Emory University. A specialist in modern and contemporary African and African Diaspora arts, he will be responsible in his new role for the documentation, preservation, and research of Hood’s African Art collection, which includes some 1,900 objects. He will also engage Dartmouth faculty and students in the development of curricular programming related to the museum’s African holdings. Nzewi will begin his new post on August 26, 2013.