Telfair Museums announces curatorial promotions

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Telfair Museums announces two curatorial appointments, promoting two current staff members to new roles.

Effective November 25, Erin Dunn will be promoted to the position of Associate Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art. Effective January 1, Jessica Mumford Estes will assume the title of Director of Collections and Exhibitions at the museum.

Erin Dunn has been a member of Telfair’s staff since 2014, most recently holding the title of Assistant Curator. During her tenure at the institution, she has curated more than 20 exhibitions and played a vital role in Telfair’s #art912 initiative, which raises the visibility of artists living and working in Savannah through exhibition opportunities and public programs.

Her upcoming projects at Telfair include Youthful Adventures: Growing Up in Photography (2020) and a retrospective of photographer Bruce Davidson (2021). 

Jessica Mumford Estes has been on staff at Telfair since 2005, most recently holding the title of Collections Manager/Registrar. Highlights of her tenure include managing the expanded exhibition calendar and collections that accompanied the opening of Telfair’s Jepson Center in 2006, directing the conversion of Telfair’s collections management software, and revising art storage at Telfair’s three sites.



As Director of Collections and Exhibitions, Estes will be the member of the museum’s senior management team responsible for directing the scheduling and
production of all museum exhibitions; the maintenance and storage of museum collections; and the packing, movement, and documentation of artwork in support of the museum’s diverse programming.
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