Amy Meyers reappointed director of the Yale Center for British Art

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Amy Meyers

Amy Meyers has been reappointed to a third, five-year term as director of the Yale Center for British Art, President Richard C. Levin has announced. Her new term is effective July 1, 2012.

In a letter announcing her reappointment, Levin said: “Faculty, staff, and friends of the Yale Center for British Art enthusiastically support Amy’s reappointment and all agree that the center is flourishing under her leadership. One commentator wrote,  ‘Amy’s strength lies in her dedication to scholarly pursuit, loyalty to Paul Mellon’s legacy and the teaching mission of the YCBA.’ And another wrote, ‘… the center has grown even more in stature as the undisputed place in which to pursue scholarly research in British art.’

“Amy has transformed the Center into a world-class research center with an impressive range of interdisciplinary exhibitions and programs, which have received international recognition and acclaim,” Levin continued. “She continues to pursue collaborations within the international arena and she works tirelessly to embrace the center’s presence around the United Kingdom.  Amy is valued for her vision in raising the academic and public profile of British art and of Yale through exhibitions and accompanying conferences.”

Among other initiatives during her first two terms, Meyers encouraged faculty and students to use the museum’s resources in the classroom and in their own research. She also encouraged student engagement with the collection through the Student Guide program, fellowships and internships, and postdoctoral positions at the center.

Meyers earned her Ph.D. in American studies at Yale in 1985. Previously, she was curator of American art at the Henry E. Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens in San Marino, California.

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