Today, Dr. Thomas Manley, the CEO of the Museum of Contemporary Craft and President of Pacific Northwest College of Art, announced the appointment of Jeffrey Thomas to the position of Acting Director of the Museum.
With a rich background in gallery development, marketing and advertising, Thomas brings thirty years of experience to the Museum. As the manager and later co-owner of one the groundbreaking Portland art galleries—Jamison/Thomas—he possesses deep knowledge of the world of contemporary art, craft and design and is well respected by colleagues in the creative services sector.
The Museum of Contemporary Craft, which will celebrate its 75th anniversary in 2012, is operated in partnership with Pacific Northwest College of Art. Thomas’ appointment is expected to help the Museum expand its membership and audience base, develop the design component of its mission, and strengthen its programmatic integration with PNCA.