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New director of Speed Art Museum named

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Ghislain d'Humières Ghislain d'Humières

LOUISVILLE, KY. (WDRB) -- The newly named Director of the Speed Art Museum is said to have a "proven track record of success."

Ghislain d'Humières is currently Director of the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art at the University of Oklahoma.  "Ghislain has a proven track record of success as a director, curator and fundraiser at leading museums across the country," said Allan Latts, Chair of the Speed Art Museum's Board of Trustees in a news release.  D'Humières has doubled attendance at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum, as well as leading a $15 million capital campaign and other projects.

"I am honored and thrilled to have been selected as the incoming Director of the Speed Art Museum," d'Humières said. "With its outstanding collection spanning more than 6,000 years of history, and a new multi-phase master plan now underway, the Speed is establishing itself as a major player in the national and international art world, and is charting the course for museums for the future."

He will take over at the Speed on September 3, succeeding Charles Venable, who was director from 2007 until last year.

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