Historian Mary Miller named senior director at the Institute for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage

Mary Miller, Sterling Professor of History of Art, has been named the senior director of the Institute for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage (IPCH) at Yale’s West Campus. The institute is now a recognized hub for new partnerships connecting cultural heritage, science, and conservation at Yale.

Mary Miller

This past spring, IPCH was at the forefront as Yale hosted the United Nations Global Colloquium of University Presidents, bringing together presidents, vice chancellors, and experts in a broad coalition of support for research and education in cultural heritage preservation. In the wake of the UN Global Colloquium, the institute’s inaugural director, Stefan Simon, has determined to direct his attentions to global heritage, and will lead Yale’s initiatives in this area within IPCH.

Miller brings considerable experience and expertise to her new role at IPCH. She is former dean of Yale College and head of Saybrook College; an esteemed teacher, who has worked with Yale students at all levels; and a respected colleague among faculty. A specialist in the art of the ancient New World, Miller is a world-renowned scholar, who has combined research, teaching, and field work. She is also a renowned expert in cultural heritage practice. She has curated major international exhibitions and has written some of the most influential publications in her field. A member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, she has recently delivered the Slade Lectures at Cambridge University and the A.W. Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts at the National Gallery of Art.

“I feel honored and privileged to be a part of this cornerstone work at Yale,” Miller said. “I look forward to working closely with my colleagues at the institute, with our wonderful students, and with the many constituencies here and abroad at this critical juncture for cultural heritage.”

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