FORT WORTH, Texas—The Amon Carter Museum of American Art is pleased to announce that John Reilly has joined its staff as Museum Store + Café Manager and Ross Auerbach is the new Associate Registrar.
Reilly is responsible for the vision and long-term operations of the Museum Store + Café, which underwent an extensive transformation in 2010 with the addition of a coffee and snack bar, expanded children’s section, local handmade jewelry and artistic home décor items. Reilly has 17 years of museum store management and customer service experience as well as more than 10 years with Gump’s, a luxury gift, jewelry and home décor retailer. He will focus on offering visitors interesting new products and a pleasant shopping experience in addition to improving the museum’s online store presence.
“We’re very happy that John has joined the Amon Carter staff,” says Lori Eklund, chief operations officer. “He has extensive retail experience from five Northern California museums, and I think our visitors will love the innovation he brings to the Museum Store + Café.”
Auerbach joins the Collections Department with experience from private collections, the Anne Frank Center USA, Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library and the Yale University Art Gallery. He is responsible for overseeing the storage of the museum’s permanent collection and moving artwork for exhibition installation, photography, conservation examination and research. In addition to assisting with the physical care of the Amon Carter’s collection, he will coordinate loans, acquisitions and research requests.
“The experience that Ross brings to the Amon Carter has already been a great asset to the Collections Department in the short time he has been here,” says Marci Caslin, registrar. “We look forward to him continuing to be a vital part of our team.”
The Amon Carter Museum of American Art is celebrating its 50th Anniversary throughout 2011 with outstanding exhibitions and public programs and is open Tuesday–Saturday from 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Thursday until 8 p.m. and Sunday from 12–5 p.m. Admission is always free.