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New Director for Historical Museum


After a series of leadership changes and tragedies at the Santa Barbara Historical Museum in recent years — including the death in April 2012 of then-director David Bisol — a new executive director was named this week after an extensive nationwide search with more than 80 candidates. Lynn Brittner arrived on the job at the downtown museum on March 17, bringing with her more than 25 years in museum management experience, including the past 13 years at the Southern Ute Cultural Center and Museum in Ignacio, Colorado, and positions in Santa Fe, New Mexico, at the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum and the School of American Research. In her latest job, she developed a $38 million, 58,000-square-foot facility to educate and promote the culture of the Ute people.

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