senior program officer for the arts, office of the under secretary for history, art, and culture, Smithsonian Institution
Jane Milosch was hired as a curator of contemporary craft and decorative arts at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in October 2004. Since April 2008, she has been delegated to the Office of the Under Secretary of History, Art and Culture as a Senior Program Officer for the Arts. Her research interests include American craft, decorative arts and contemporary art. Previously, Milosch was curator of collections and exhibitions at the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art in Iowa (2000–2004) and a curator at the Davenport Museum of Art in Iowa (1995–1997). From 1998 to 2000 she worked as a project director and editor at Prestel Publishing in Munich, Germany. Milosch earned a bachelor’s degree in art education with a concentration in art history and studio art/ceramics from Wheaton College in Wheaton, Ill. (1987). In 1987 she received a Fulbright Scholarship to study art history and ceramics at the University of Munich and the Munich Art Academy in Germany.