UC Berkeley has announced that AAA member Mari Lyn Salvador, a scholar of Panama’s Kuna people and their textiles, has been named director of the Phoebe A Hearst Museum of Anthropology. Salvador was CEO of the San Diego Museum of Man from 2004 until 2009. She is a member of the board of directors of the California Association of Museums and served as president of the AAA’s Council for Museum Anthropology.
The Hearst Museum houses more than 3.8 million cataloged objects, primarily from early California and other portions of North America, as well as from ancient Egypt, Africa, Oceania and Peru. More information about the Hearst Museum collections is available online.