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Joseph Robert Phillips

Joseph Robert Phillips, museum director.


  • Phillips, Joseph Robert was born on March 14, 1950 in Utica, New York, United States.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Marine Transportation, State University of New York Maritime College, 1972. Master of Arts in History Museum Studies, State University of New York, Cooperstown, 1981. Master of Business Administration, New Hampshire College (now Southern New Hampshire University), 1990.


    • Captain, executive director Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, Poughkeepsie, New York, 1972-1975. Captain, associate project director New York Bicentennial Barge, Albany, 1975-1976. Various project positions Maine Maritime Museum, Bath, 1978-1981.

      Various program management and marketing positions Bath Iron Works Corporation, Shipbuilders, 1982-1992. Museum director Maine State Museum, Augusta, since 1992.


    Board directors Friends of Maine State Museum, since 1992, Maine Archives and Museums, 1996—2002. Member Maine State Cultural Affairs Council, since 1992, State House and Capitol Park Commission, since 1992, Blaine House Commission, since 1994. Member regional aomori group Maine-Aomori Sister State Council, 2001—2009.

    Executive committee Maine Center for Arts, 2006—2007. Member of Brunswick Naval Museum & Memorial Gardens (board directors since 2009), Friends of Blaine House since 2005.


    • Married Dixie Anne Stedman, 1988.
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    Born March 14, 1950
    (age 67)
    • 1972
      State University of New York Maritime College
    • 1981
      State University of New York
    • 1990
      New Hampshire College (now Southern New Hampshire University)
    • 1978 - 1981
      various project positions Maine Maritime Museum
      Bath, New York, United States
    • 1982 - 1992
      various program management, and marketing positions Bath Iron Works Corporation
    • 1992
      museum director, Maine State Museum
      Augusta, Georgia, United States
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