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Adam Hodges named director of the Museums Section

12/4/2006

Commissioner Randall Reid-Smith of the West Virginia Division of Culture and History today announced that he has named Adam Hodges of Charleston as director of the agency’s Museums Section, effective immediately. Hodges will be responsible for administering the Division’s museums programs, which include the West Virginia State Museum at the Cultural Center and its collections, as well as the agency’s other historic sites and museums—Camp Washington-Carver in Clifftop, Grave Creek Mound Archaeology Complex in Moundsville, Jenkins Plantation Museum in Green Bottom, Museum in the Park in Logan and West Virginia Independence Hall in Wheeling. Prior to his appointment, Hodges served as manager of Museum in the Park. Before that, he worked as the director of the East Hall Student Art Galleries at Western Michigan University from 2002-04, and as a part-time instructor at Marshall University in 2001. “Adam’s talents and leadership skills will be assets to our agency, particularly as we prepare to move ahead with the renovation of the West Virginia State Museum,” said Reid-Smith. “His energy and enthusiasm will be welcome additions to our team.” Hodges has a master of fine arts degree from Western Michigan University, as well as a master’s degree in painting and a bachelor of fine arts degree in sculpture from Marshall University. For more information, please contact Ginny Painter, deputy commissioner, at (304) 558-0220, ext. 120. The West Virginia Division of Culture and History, an agency of the West Virginia Department of Education and the Arts, brings together the state’s past, present and future through programs and services in the areas of archives and history, the arts, historic preservation and museums. Visit the Division’s website at www.wvculture.org for more information about programs of the Division. The Division of Culture and History is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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Ginny Painter
Deputy Commissioner
West Virginia Division of Culture and History
The Cultural Center
1900 Kanawha Blvd., East
Charleston, WV 25305
Phone (304) 558-0220, ext. 120
Fax (304) 558-2779
Email ginny.painter@wvculture.org