As it nears its spring 2012 opening date, the Zaha Hadid-designed Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan, is filling out the remainder of its leadership, announcing that Min Jung Kim, who has been at the Guggenheim for 12 years, will be its new deputy director.
“It is rare to be able to help shape a museum from its beginning,” said Ms. Kim in a statement, “and I look forward to the opportunity.”
During her time at the Guggenheim, Ms. Kim served as managing director of exhibitions and programming in its global cultural asset management group and director of strategic development for Asia, working on projects such as the Guggenheim’s upcoming Abu Dhabi museum and partnerships with St. Petersburg, Russia’s Hermitage Museum and Vienna’s Kunsthistorisches Museum.
Michael Rush, the Broad Art Museum’s founding director, who previously headed the Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University, said in a statement, “Min Jung Kim’s experience in developing innovative museum programming and mounting international collaborations makes her particularly well-suited for the Broad Art Museum, which will focus on engaging audiences with contemporary artists around the world.”
Ms. Kim previously worked as assistant curator at the Samsung Foundation for Art and Culture and at Sotheby’s in Korea.