Dr. Eric Dorfman named Director of Carnegie Museum of Natural History

Pittsburgh – USA. Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh today announced that ICOM NATHIST President Dr. Eric Dorfman has been named Director of Carnegie Museum of Natural History.

Carnegie Museum of Natural History, one of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, is among the top natural history museums in the country. It maintains, preserves, and interprets an extraordinary collection of 22 million objects and scientific specimens used to broaden understanding of evolution, conservation, and biodiversity. The museum generates new scientific knowledge, advances science literacy, and inspires visitors of all ages to become passionate about science, nature, and world cultures.

Established 120 years ago by Andrew Carnegie, Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh is a collection of four distinctive museums: Carnegie Museum of Art, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Carnegie Science Center, and The Andy Warhol Museum. The museums reached more than 1.3 million people a year through exhibitions, educational programs, outreach activities, and special events.

Read more about this appointment at this link from the Pittsburgh Tribune.