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University of Iowa Museum of Art Searches for Museum Director

Pablo Picasso (Spanish 1881-1973) - Flower Vase on Table, 1942 - 96.7 X 130.2 cm. - Gift of Owen and Leone Elliott, 1968

IOWA CITY, IA.- Replacing the University of
Museum of Art (UIMA) must be a top priority so the entire permanent art
collection can return to the UI, according to a report by the UI Museum
of Art
Envisioning Committee. The report also recommends that the new museum
the UI’s academic and research mission by making its collection and
accessible to faculty and students across the disciplines, as well as to

Iowans. President Sally Mason, who requested the report, said
she would
carefully review the recommendations before determining next steps.
Meanwhile, a
national search is under way for a Museum of Art director who will help
plan and
begin major fundraising for the new facility.