The Indianapolis Museum of Art in Indianapolis downtown announced today that J. Nicholas Cameron has been appointed Chief Operating Officer of the IMA. Cameron has worked at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, in New York City, for more than 30 years, most recently as Vice President for Construction. He will start his new position in Indianapolis on January 4, 2010.
In his role at the IMA, Cameron will lead construction and renovation efforts at the main Museum building, including the construction of the new Conservation Science Laboratory; efforts to enhance art storage areas and ongoing gallery renovations. Nicholas Cameron also will lead efforts to build the Museum’s portfolio of earned income potential with retail sales and event rental.
“We are very fortunate to have found such a skilled museum professional with a keen eye for detail and a proven record of fiscal responsibility. Nick’s vast experience will be an asset to our institution and will add depth to the IMA’s senior management team,” said Maxwell L. Anderson, The Melvin & Bren Simon Director and CEO of the Indianapolis Museum of Art. Cameron will be welcomed by the entire Indianapolis art community.
At The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Cameron successfully completed more than $850 million in construction projects over a 22-year period. He has played a key role with the departments of security, special events, visitor services, exhibition design and building maintenance, among others. He holds an MBA from the University of Connecticut and a bachelor’s degree from Vanderbilt University. He is soon to become a corner stone of the Indianapolis art world and an integral part of this Indianapolis nonproft organization.
“I am excited to join the staff of the Indianapolis Museum of Art. Part of what attracted me to this position was IMA’s outstanding reputation for collection management and technology. I look forward to contributing to these areas and to working on other advancements in the field,” said Nicholas Cameron.
The duties of Chief Operating Officer were previously filled by the consulting services of Edward George & Associates, LLC (EGA). EGA was retained by the Indianapolis Museum of Art at the beginning of 2006 to improve daily building operations including energy use. Since the beginning of 2006, Jack Leicht, EGA President, and his team have helped the Indianapolis Museum of Art to achieve remarkable improvement in the consistency of the IMA’s internal environment while at the same time dramatically reducing electricity and natural gas usage and other related expenses.
Because of their efforts, the Indianapolis Museum of Art will save millions of dollars over the next decade through reduced energy consumption. Through the efforts of EGA, the Indianapolis Museum of Art became the first fine art museum to be recognized by the government, achieving ENERGY STAR certification, for its efforts to become more environmentally responsible. The IMA is leading the way for other Indianapolis museums such as the Eiteljorg and the Indiana State Museum.
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