Michele Kolligian Appointed President of the Armenian Museum of America

The Armenian Museum of America (ALMA) announced the appointment of Michele Kolligian, a long-time Board member, as the new President of the Museum Board of Trustees of the Museum on Nov. 22.

Michele Kolligian

At the last Full Meeting of the Board, the appointment was proposed by Board Chairman Haig Der Manuelian and officially motioned in by Board Member Joan Quinn, before being unanimously accepted by the Board of Trustees.

Kolligian first joined the Museum Board in January of 2000, has been a member of the Board’s Executive Committee since 2003, and has served as the Boards Executive Vice President since 2010.

She has led the fundraising efforts for the Museum over the past 14 years, which have raised close to $1 million, and has taken a leadership role in the renovations of the Museum and galleries for the past five years. She has also developed a collaborative relationship with a team of designers from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, who have been a great asset in assisting with major exhibitions.

“Her active role and dedication to the Museum over the past 16 years has made it possible for the Armenian Museum to continue to grow and thrive as an organization,” said Executive Director Berj Chekijian. “We are overjoyed to have her continue to serve in this new position on the Board.”

ALMA is located in the heart of Watertown, Mass., has the distinct mission to collect and maintain Armenian artifacts, textiles, and publications in order to preserve the Armenian heritage and serve as a national repository and information center on the Armenian people, history and culture.


Source: Armenian Weekly
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