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Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release February 13, 1996
                             SERVICES BOARD

The President today announced his intent to nominate the following individuals to the National Museum Services Board:

Alberta Seybolt George of Massachusetts is president and chief executive officer of Old Sturbridge Village. Ms. George first joined the staff of Old Sturbridge Village in 1974, and served as director of Museum Education from 1974 to 1981; vice president for Education and Interpretation from 1981 to 1982; vice president for the Division of Museum Program from 1982 to 1987; and as executive vice president from 1987 to 1993. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the American Association of Museums and the former president of the New England Museum Association. Ms. George earned a B.A. from the University of Massachusetts in 1955, and an M.Ed. from Springfield College in 1961. She attended the Executive Management Program at Yale University School of Management in 1987.

David A. Ucko of Missouri is president of the Kansas City Museum in Kansas City, Missouri. He is currently helping to lead the effort to create Science City at Union Station in Kansas City, Missouri, a new model for a science museum. Previously, Dr. Ucko served as deputy director of the California Museum of Science and Industry in Los Angeles from 1987 to 1990 and as vice president for Programs at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago from 1986 to 1987. He has been the recipient of numerous honors and grants and is the author of several museum publications. He earned a B.A. from Columbia University in 1969 and a Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1972. Dr. Ucko was a Woodrow Wilson Fellow in 1969.

The National Museum Services Board is responsible for reviewing the activities of the Institute of Museum Services (IMS) which is located within the National Foundation on the Arts and Humanities. In addition, the Board shall encourage and assist museums in their educational role and ease the financial burden borne by museums.