Telfair Museums’ Board of Trustees today announced the appointment of Robin Nicholson as the Museums' next Executive Director/CEO.
He is currently Executive Director of The Frick Pittsburgh, and Nicholson will assume his position in Savannah on March 1, 2019.
Nicholson’s appointment is the result of a national search, conducted by a Board of Trustees search committee created immediately following the May 2018 departure of Telfair’s former director, Lisa Grove.
Ted Kleisner, Chairman of the museum's Board of Trustees, said, “Robin distinguished himself throughout the interview process with his deep knowledge, passion, and clear vision of Telfair’s future. In many ways the Frick—with its historic property, art museum, and expansive collection—and Telfair Museums bear close similarities in terms of scale, variety of buildings, collections, and audience; his experience and skills are perfectly aligned with the needs of Telfair Museums.”
Nicholson’s connection to Telfair dates back to 2003, when he oversaw the installation of an exhibition he had curated from The Drambuie Collection at the Telfair Academy.
“I am thrilled to be coming to Savannah, a city that I love, and to Telfair Museums, three unique museums with world-class architecture, great collections, and extraordinary potential and opportunity,” Nicholson said.