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Oct 31, 2012 11:10 AMPublication: The Southampton Press

Parrish Deputy Director Anke Jackson To Retire, Dr. Scott Howe To Succeed Her

Nov 2, 2012 12:42 PM

As the Parrish Art Museum makes a transition to its new location in Water Mill, another shift is occurring internally—Deputy Director Anke tom Dieck Jackson is retiring from her position and Dr. Scott Howe will be appointed as her successor.

Ms. Jackson joined the museum in 1977 as the education coordinator and press officer, and in 1981 became the associate director for budget and operations. She was appointed to deputy director in 1989, where she has managed the museum’s master planning and building program efforts. Ms. Jackson is credited with overseeing the completion of the museum’s permanent collection vault at the Parrish’s former location on Jobs Lane in Southampton Village.

When museum officials began to put together plans for its new building in Water Mill, Ms. Jackson worked with the board of trustees and the advisory committees on architectural and site selection. Since 2009, she acted as owner’s representative for the project, serving on a small team of architects from Herzog & de Meuron.

“The realization of the new Parrish Art Museum at this moment in my life is particularly meaningful,” Ms. Jackson said. “I look forward to following the Parrish’s successes from afar with great pride.”

Ms. Jackson, who was born in Northwestern Germany and emigrated to New Orleans in 1953, received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Louisiana State University and continued her graduate studies at Rice University in Houston, majoring in old high German literature.

Taking her place, Dr. Scott Howe, who joined the Parrish on October 1 to work alongside Ms. Jackson before her retirement, will oversee the last steps of transition to the new museum.

Mr. Howe was the associate director at Brooklyn-based UrbanGlass, an open-access glass studio, which serves a community of artists, designers and students. Before his tenure at UrbanGlass, he was the director of education and public programs at the Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk, Virginia.

Mr. Howe has a Bachelor of Art degree in English from Washington and Lee University, a Master of Arts in art history from the University of Texas at Austin, and doctorate in art and art education from Teachers College at Columbia University.

“I feel very fortunate to be able to work alongside Anke, and share her excitement, in the days leading up to the opening of the new building,” Mr. Howe said. “The Parrish stands at a transformative moment in its history, and this is an inspiring time to join the museum.”

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