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Jacob Wisse Appointed Director of YU Museum

Dr. Jacob Wisse, associate professor of art history at Stern College for Women, has been appointed as the new director of the Yeshiva University Museum. Wisse, who has headed the art history program at Stern since 2005-2006, will continue to teach and guide the program.

During his tenure at Stern, Wisse introduced courses that use exhibitions and museum collections to complement the classroom experience, including a summer program in Florence on the art and culture of the Renaissance period. 

Wisse also has a background in museum education and curatorial work. Through the Metropolitan Museum of Art, he earned a Curatorial Studies Certificate and was twice awarded the museum’s Theodore Rousseau Curatorial Fellowship. This past summer, Wisse was awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities summer stipend as part of the NEH’s We the People Project to research “New York City Firehouses: The Legacy of Renaissance Ideals in a Modern Urban Context.” His book on City Painters in the Burgundian Netherlands will be published by Brepols Press in 2009.