Boscobel Executive Director Announces Retirement

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Boscobel HouseSteven Miller, Executive Director of Boscobel House and Gardens in Garrison, New York has announced his retirement.

Miller has recently been accepted as a Visiting Scholar at The American Academy in Rome. During his study term in Rome, Miller will complete a book about how museums remove collections, a practice referred to in the profession as “deaccessioning.” Wiley-Blackwell also recently released Miller’s museum studies textbook, The Anatomy of a Museum: An Insider’s Text.

Boscobel’s Board of Trustees has appointed Boscobel Curator Jennifer Carlquist as Acting Executive Director, effective immediately. Since joining Boscobel as Curator in 2015, Carlquist has spearheaded innovative and widely attended exhibitions including Hudson Hewn: New York Furniture Now and Make-Do’s: Curiously Repaired Antiques. Prior to joining Boscobel’s staff, she served in curatorial and fundraising roles at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Weisman Art Museum, and Glensheen Historic Estate; and completed a fellowship at Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library.

Carlquist is a 20-year museum professional and a specialist in historic interiors and their contents. She teaches as an Adjunct Professor at SUNY New Paltz and has lectured for design-related museums and programs across the country, including the Victorian Society Summer Schools, the New York School of Interior Design, Parsons School for Design, and Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library. She holds a B.F.A. in Art History from the University of Minnesota, an M.A. from the Parsons School for Design/Cooper-Hewitt Program in the History of Design and Curatorial Studies, and a certificate in Non-Profit Management. She is active in many professional organizations, including the American Friends of Attingham and the Decorative Arts Trust.

Boscobel House and Gardens is considered one of the leading historic house museums in the Unites States. Its Neoclassical mansion holds a collection of New York furniture from the Federal period. Sited in the Hudson Valley, fifty miles north of Manhattan, Boscobel directly overlooks the Hudson River and West Point.

For more information about Boscobel, visit their website.

Photo of Boscobel House, provided.

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