David W. Dunn Appointed Director of The State Museum of Pennsylvania

Mar 29, 2011, 14:38 ET from Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission

HARRISBURG, Pa., March 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission today announced the appointment of David W. Dunn as director of The State Museum of Pennsylvania.  

Dunn had served as acting director since June 2010.  Dunn's duties at the museum include general administration of operations and programs, supervision of a staff of 42, collections management including storage, exhibition, security and acquisition as well as fiscal oversight and planning.

Dunn has more than 35 years of museum-related experience and served in various leadership positions within the PHMC's museum network, including 12 years as director of the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, Strasburg, Lancaster County, and seven years as site administrator at the Somerset Historical Center, Somerset, Somerset County. A graduate of Gettysburg College, he continued his education at the University of Delaware and the University of Colorado.

The State Museum of Pennsylvania, located at 300 North Street, is one of 25 historic sites and museums administered by PHMC as part of the Pennsylvania Trails of History®. It is the commonwealth's official museum, holding 4.5 million objects in its collections. The museum's permanent and temporary exhibits cover 100,000 square feet and feature Pennsylvania's social, industrial and economic history, decorative, fine and industrial arts, archeology, zoology and paleontology.

For more information about the museum, visit www.statemuseumpa.org.

Media contact: Howard Pollman, 717-705-8639

SOURCE Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission