Karol Wight Appointed Executive Director of The Corning Museum of Glass


CORNING, NY.- Karol Wight, senior curator of antiquities at the Getty Villa and internationally renowned specialist in Roman glass, was named the next executive director of The Corning Museum of Glass, the world’s foremost museum dedicated to the art, history, and science of glass. Wight will succeed David Whitehouse, who has been executive director of the Museum since 1999. Currently head of the Department of Antiquities of the J. Paul Getty Museum, located at the Getty Villa in Malibu, CA, Wight will assume her new post on August 15, 2011. At the Corning Museum, she will oversee its 45,000-object collection—the world’s most important glass collection including the finest examples of glassmaking across centuries and cultures—as well as its studio, library, programming, and publications. Whitehouse will continue his research and contributions to the Museum by