The Guggenheim Museum has named Elizabeth Duggal, who is currently deputy director of the Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C., to be its deputy director and chief operating officer. She is replacing Marc Steglitz, the Guggenheim’s senior deputy director and COO, who is retiring after 16 years, the New York museum said in a news release.
Duggal has been with the Smithsonian since 2000, holding positions including associate director for public engagement at the National Museum of Natural History and director of the International Museum Professional Education Program. She took on her current role at the Hirshhorn in 2014.
“Elizabeth’s expertise in strategic museum management coupled with her acumen in all aspects of operational administration make her ideally suited for the broad responsibilities she will take on,” Richard Armstrong, the Guggenheim’s director, said in a statement.
Duggal starts in her new role July 9.