The Cincinnati Art Museum has named Cameron Kitchin the museum's new director. Kitchin is currently director of the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art in Memphis, Tenn. He takes up his new post Oct. 1.
Kitchin, 45, directed the Memphis Brooks Museum for six years, overseeing two strategic plans, a capital plan and the development of a program in early childhood education in partnership with the Smithsonian Institution, of Washington, D.C. Before joining the Memphis Brooks, Kitchin was executive director of the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, in Virginia Beach, for six years. For three years prior to that, he managed services to museums and cultural attractions for the Washington, D.C., consulting firm Economics Research Associates.
Kitchin has served on task forces for the Association of Art Museum Directors, including one on national standards on deaccessioning. He received a bachelor's degree in fine arts from Harvard University in 1993 and an MBA with a concentration in not-for-profit and museum management from the Mason Graduate School of Business, William & Mary, Williamsburg, Va., in 1999. Kitchin was a residential fellow in the Getty Leadership Institute's Museum Leadership Institute in 2008.
Incorporated in 1881, the Cincinnati Art Museum holds an encyclopedic collection including more than 60,000 works spanning 6,000 years.