Cameron Kitchin was appointed Director of the
Memphis Brooks Museum of Art in 2008. The
Memphis Brooks Museum of Art is one of the leading
art museums in the American South and holds a
highly significant permanent collection that spans
from antiquity to the present. The Brooks is often
noted for its successful community interactions,
inventive educational programs, original exhibitions,
and contributions to art scholarship. Mr. Kitchin
previously served as the Executive Director of the Contemporary Art Center of Virginia,
the statewide contemporary art museum for Virginia, from 2002 to 2008.
Mr. Kitchin is a nationally recognized innovator and leader in the museum field. His
professional experience includes special projects with the American Association of
Museums, where he managed AAM’s complex strategic planning process and headed the
field’s national political campaign in support of museums. He also led the museum
practice for Economics Research Associates, where he prepared master and business
plans for museums and cultural attractions across the country. At ERA, he was a leader
in the urban planning team that created Washington DC’s Museums and Memorials
Master Plan for the National Capital Planning Commission.
Mr. Kitchin is a frequent speaker at national and state conferences. He is a 2008 alumnus
of the Getty Museum Leadership Institute and a member of the Association of Art
Museum Directors. He served as a facilitator for the AAM – Yale School of
Management Executive Education Seminar in 2007 and was a member of the AAM
Centennial National Program Committee in 2006. He is past Vice President of the
Virginia Association of Museums.
Mr. Kitchin holds a BA in Fine Arts from Harvard University and a Master of Business
Administration degree with a concentration in not-for-profit and museum management
from the Mason School of Business at The College of William & Mary. He and his wife
Katie have two young sons, Robert and Yates, whose passports already have stamps from
Greece, France, Portugal, and Costa Rica in pursuit of their professed love of art, trains,
planes, and pirates.
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