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Head of Waterworks Museum, Beryl Rosenthal, to step down

Posted by Matt Rocheleau  August 8, 2013 01:39 PM

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After leading the Metropolitan Waterworks Museum in Brighton for more than three years, including reopening its historic building to the public, Beryl Rosenthal will step down as executive director, the organization has announced.

Rosenthal is leaving “to pursue new opportunities” in the field of museum operations and management, the organization said.

She was appointed executive director of the nonprofit in May 2010. In March 2011, she oversaw the opening of the museum, housed in the former Chestnut Hill Reservoir pumping station building at 2450 Beacon St. near where the Boston neighborhood of Brighton converges with Brookline and Newton.

“Dr. Rosenthal has been an instrumental part of the museum’s success in the past three years,” said a statement from the chair of the museum’s board, Paul Saner. “Her guidance and experience during the launch of the museum was crucial, and I thank her for her years of service. We wish her the best during this transition and into the future.”

An interim director will lead the museum while a committee conducts a search process to find a permanent replacement to appoint later this year.

Rosenthal, who has a doctorate from the University at Buffalo, has worked at several institutions such, including the Tsongas Industrial History Center in Lowell, the MIT Museum in Cambridge, and the Saint Louis Science Center in Missouri.

E-mail Matt Rocheleau at mjrochele@gmail.com.
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