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Michelle Millar Fisher Named Curator of Contemporary Decorative Arts at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Michelle Millar Fisher.

COURTESY MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS BOSTON

The Museum of Fine Arts Boston has named Michelle Millar Fisher curator of contemporary decorative arts. She’ll begin the new position July 1. Currently, Fisher serves as curator of European decorative arts and design at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Fisher said in a release, “I am delighted to be joining the MFA, a world-class institution that is neighbor to so many thriving and exciting centers of contemporary cross-disciplinary practice in Boston—including several I have enjoyed collaborating with in the past, like the MIT Media Lab.”

Previous to the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Fisher worked as an independent curator, and was once an assistant to artist Andy Goldsworthy.

The head of the MFA’s department of contemporary art, Reto Thüring, said in a statement, “Michelle is a brilliant curator, a dedicated teacher and scholar, and an emphatic community builder. She will bring the vision, energy and collaborative spirit to Boston and the MFA that will help write an exciting next chapter for contemporary decorative art, craft and design.”

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