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Kent dur Russell

Kent dur Russell, museum administrator. Certified teacher, New York. Curatorial scholar National Gallery Ireland, 1976-1977, Purser-Griffith scholar Trinity College, 1977.


  • Russell, Kent dur was born on March 5, 1952 in New York City.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Trinity College, Dublin, 1975. Master of Arts, Trinity College, Dublin, 1977. Master of Arts in Art History and Museum Studies, City University of New York, 1979.


    • Assistant curator National Gallery Ireland, 1975-1976. Teacher education National Gallery Ireland and Municipal Gallery, 1977-1978. Chief curator, registrar collections Museum Art, Science and Industry, Bridgeport, Connecticut, 1979-1981.

      Managing director Newry (Northern Ireland) and Mourne Arts Center and Theatre, 1982-1983. Manager arts council Northern Ireland Gallery Contemporary Art, Belfast, 1982-1988. Project coordinator The Decade Show Museum Contemporary Hispanic Art, New York City, 1982-1988.

      Associate director for programs, curator education Parrish Art Museum, Southampton. Chief Executive Officer Higgins Armory Museum, Worcester, Massachusetts, 1995—2006. Chief Executive Officer, curator Museum Russian Icons, Clinton, since 2006.

      Associate professor museum studies Long Island University, Southampton, since 1992. Lecturer Brooklyn Museum, 1981. Panelist visual arts British Prix de Rome.

      Member course development and advisory committee New University Ulster College Art, Belfast. Assessment panelist National Endowment of the Humanities. Member art in education panel Board Cooperative Educational Services, Suffolk County, Connecticut.

      Member committee for minority education Southampton High School. Founder International Committee of Museums, Association International des Critiques d'art, Ireland, 1976.

    Major achievements

    • Certified teacher, New York.


    Member of Huggins Armory Museum, National Security Council, Greater Worcester Community Fund., Mass Humanities (board member 2010, trustee board 2010), Non-profit Support Center GWCF (board member 2010), American Association Museum (chair council regions), New England Museum Association (president 2006-2008), Society Mayflower Descendents, Fruitlands Museum (board member 2010), Tower Hill Botanic Gardens 2010, Worcester Club.


    • Married Aisling Gaughan, March 4, 1978. Children: Christopher, Edward.
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    Born March 5, 1952
    (age 65)
    • 1975
      Trinity College
    • 1977
      Trinity College
    • 1979
      City University of New York
    • 1975 - 1976
      Assistant, curator National Gallery Ireland
    • 1977 - 1978
      teacher, education National Gallery Ireland and Municipal Gallery
    • 1979 - 1981
      chief curator
      Bridgeport, West Virginia, United States
    • 1982 - 1988
      manager, arts council Northern Ireland Gallery Contemporary Art
      Belfast, United Kingdom
    • 1982 - 1983
      managing director, Newry (Northern Ireland) and Mourne Arts Center and Theatre
    • 1982 - 1988
      project coordinator, The Decade Show Museum Contemporary Hispanic Art
    • 1995 - 2006
      Chief Executive Officer, Higgins Armory Museum
      Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
    • 2006
      Chief Executive Officer
      Clinton, North Carolina, United States
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