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Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release September 13, 1994


President Clinton today announced his intention to nominate Kinshasha Holman Conwill as Chair and six other members to the National Museum Services Board.

Kinshasha Holman Conwill is currently deputy director of the Studio Museum in Harlem. She also serves as a panelist for the Museum Aid Program of the New York State Council on the Arts. During the presidential transition, she served on the transition team for the National Endowment for the Arts and Humanities.

The following were also nominated to the Board:

Townsend Wolfe of Arkansas is the director and chief curator for the Arkansas Arts Center. He is also a lecturer in art at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and has served as a reviewer and museum assessment program examiner for the Institute of Museum Services.

Robert G. Breunig of Arizona is presently director of the Desert Botanical Garden and an adjunct professor of anthropology at Arizona State University. In addition, Mr. Breunig is a member of the board of trustees of the Center for Plant Conservation and vice president of the board of directors of the Arizona Native Plant Society.

Nancy Marsiglia of Louisiana is co-owner of GAMBIT, a weekly newspaper with a circulation of 40,000 in the New Orleans area. In addition, she is chairperson of the Audobon Institute Foundation and serves on the boards of the Democratic Leadership Council, the New Orleans Council for Young Children and the Louisiana Children's Museum.

Arthur Rosenblatt of New York, is an architect and vice president for capital projects for Grand Central Partnership. He is also a member of the American Institute of Architects and Architects for Social Responsibility. In addition, Mr. Rosenblatt served as deputy parks commissioner under New York Mayor John Lindsay.

Ayse Manyas Kenmore of California is managing director of Equivest Partners, Inc., and Vice president of BrainReserve, Inc.

Ruth Tamura of Hawaii is a program specialist at the Judiciary History Center and a consultant to the Hawaii Department of Transportation. She also serves as the regional board representative to the Board of Directors of the American Association of Museums and as a member of the American National Museum and the Hawaii Museums Association.

The National Museum Services Board is responsible for reviewing the activities of the Institute of Museum Services which is located within the National Foundation on the Arts and Humanities. In addition, the board encourages and assists museums in their educational role and eases the financial burden borne by museums.