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Figge gets new executive director

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The former director of a California history and art museum is now the new executive director at the Figge Museum in Davenport, Iowa.

After a national search, Tim Schiffer was appointed to the position by the Figge board of trustees.

Schiffer was formerly at the Museum of Ventura County where he was curator for six years before becoming executive director in 1999.  While he was executive director, the Museum of Ventura County saw major expansion and the creation of a new satellite museum dedicated to agriculture. 

“When we visited the Figge for the first time, Pam and I were amazed by the building and by the collection, and we liked the people we met—they were all so enthusiastic about the museum. I look forward to working with the board and staff and the community to help the Figge achieve its incredible potential. It is a real honor to be chosen for this position,” said Schiffer.

Schiffer hoolds a B.A. in Fine Art from Yale and his M.F.A. in Painting from the University of California in Santa Barbara.  In 2011 he was recognized at Arts Leader of the Year by the City of Ventura.