Museum close to announcing new head

  • Nov. 1, 2013 8:00 p.m.

The Haida Gwaii Museum is expected to announce its new executive director in a couple of weeks, slightly later than originally planned. At the museum society’s annual general meeting in Skidegate in early September, those attending were told the new director would be announced later that month. But that has proven impossible. “The hold up was that it took us longer than we thought to go through the interview process…that’s basically it,” said Art Lew, chairman of the museum’s search committee. Mr. Lew said his committee recommended a candidate to the museum board in the middle of October, and the candidate will soon be coming to Haida Gwaii to meet the board. “If that all goes well, then we will have a new director,” Mr. Lew said. He also said that interim director Jenn Dysart has been doing a great job. The position became vacant last year when long-time executive director Nathalie Mcfarlane resigned for personal reasons.