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Anne Ackerson

Council of State Archivists
Executive Director
Troy, NY
Anne W. Ackerson joined the Council of State Archivists as Executive Director in January 2013, after a long career as director of the Museum Association of New York and several historic house museums and historical societies in central and eastern New York. She is also an independent consultant focusing on the organizational development issues of the smaller cultural institution. Anne writes regularly about management and leadership issues for cultural institutions in her blog, Leading by Design (http://leadingbydesign.blogspot.com). Her article about the status of heritage organizations in New York State, "The History Museum in New York State: A Growing Sector Built on Scarcity Thinking" was published in the Summer 2011 issue of the journal, Public Historian. She is currently co-authoring a book on history museum leadership that will be published by AltaMira Press in late 2013 as part of the American Association for State and Local History series. Anne serves on the board of Great Camp Sagamore, a National Historic Landmark in the Adirondacks, where she is currently involved in an executive transition.