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Anne Brengle

president, New Bedford Whaling Museum

Since 1994, Anne Brengle has brought her considerable management and curatorial skills and her far-reaching vision to her position as Executive Director of the New Bedford Whaling Museum. She received her B.A. from New York University and completed coursework for an M.A. in Museum Studies at Lesley College Graduate School. She holds certificates from the Getty Leadership Institute, the Museum Management Program, University of Colorado; Project Management, Harvard University Graduate School of Design; Executive Summer Institute and Center for Creative Leadership, Jessie Ball duPont Fund Institute; Summer Institute-American Arts and the American Experience, Boston University, Museum of Fine Arts, and Yale University. Ms. Brengle served as Executive Director of the Rotch-Jones-Duff House and Garden Museum, New Bedford, 1991-94. Her awards include: New Bedford Standard Times Woman of the Year, 1999; Official Citation, State Senate of Massachusetts for Bringing a sense of dignity and culture to the city of New Bedford, 1998; Community Leader of the Year, New Bedford Chamber of Commerce, 1997; Official Citation, City of New Bedford for Significant contribution to the city's arts and culture, 1996. Ms. Brengle currently is Vice President of the Council of American Maritime Museums, and serves on the boards of the New Bedford Historic Commission, Waterfront Historic Area League, and the Massachusetts Advocates for the Arts, Sciences and Humanities.