It is a great pleasure to announce Anne Havinga’s appointment to the Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh Chair of the Department of Photography at Museum of Fine Arts Boston. Nearly three decades ago, Anne’s career at the MFA began, and in 2001, she became the Museum’s first curator of photographs. In his comments, Matthew Teitelbaum, Ann and Graham Gund Director at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, said of Anne:
Her ambitions, realized both through exhibitions – including Alfred Stieglitz and Modern America; In the Wake: Japanese Photographers Respond to 3/11 with Anne Nishimura Morse; and Silver, Salt, and Sunlight: Early Photography in Britain and France – as well as collection strategy and development, have prepared her well to lead the department at an important time. Her work with her departmental colleagues and with partners across and outside of the institution has been inspiring.
We look forward to working with Anne in her new role for many years to come.