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museum director

Philip Mason Thompson, museum director. Member, vice chairman Arizona History Governor's Advisory Commission, Phoenix, since 1984; member steering committee BLOC Grant Program, 1980-1983. Served with United States Army, 1963-1966. Member American Association Museum, American Anthropol. Association, Council Museum Anthroplogy, Association Science Museum Directors (membership committee 1986-1990, nominating committee since 1990), Sigma Xi.

Background

Thompson, Philip Mason was born on June 9, 1942 in New York City. Son of William R. and Marie J. (Buckovecky) Thompson.

Education

Bachelor in Marketing and Political Science, Arizona State University, 1969. Master of Arts in Anthropology, Arizona State University, 1986. Postgraduate, Arizona State University, 1986.

Career

Assistant director Phoenix Art Museum, 1971-1973. Assistant director, director development Philadelphia Museum Art, 1973-1978. Director development and community affairs Phoenix Memorial Hospital, 1978-1981.

Director development St. Joseph's Hospital, Phoenix, 1981-1983. Director, Chief Executive Officer Museum Northern Arizona, Flagstaff, 1983-1993. Chairman, Chief Executive Officer Wooster Construction and Development, Phoenix, 1992-1993.

President, Chief Executive Officer Eiteljorg Museum American Indians and Western Art, Indianapolis, since 1993. National advisory board practitioners Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, 1986. Board directors Western Museum Conference, Arizona Museum Association.

Membership

Member, vice chairman Arizona History Governor's Advisory Commission, Phoenix, since 1984. Member steering committee BLOC Grant Program, 1980-1983. Served with United States Army, 1963-1966.

Member American Association Museum, American Anthropol. Association, Council Museum Anthroplogy, Association Science Museum Directors (membership committee 1986-1990, nominating committee since 1990), Sigma Xi. Clubs: Continental Country (Flagstaff).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: fly fishing, skiing, golf.

Connections

Married Vilja Maria Horner, September 4, 1966. Children: Philip Junior, Tyra.

father:
William R. Thompson

mother:
Marie J. (Buckovecky) Thompson

spouse:
Vilja Maria Horner

children:
Philip Junior Thompson

Tyra Thompson