Staff

J. DAVID FARMER, DIRECTOR OF EXHIBITIONS
David Farmer was the Founding Director of the Dahesh Museum of Art in 1993, following more than thirty years of museum experience as curator and director. As an art historian, his particular interests are early Northern European and 19th-century academic art worldwide.

ALIA NOUR, CURATOR
Alia Nour is an art historian with a Masters in Museum Studies from Seton Hall University N.J., a Masters in Art History from Rutgers University N.J., and, currently, she is a PhD candidate in Art History at Rutgers University, N.J. Her research focuses on the cultural interaction between France and Egypt, artistic production, and Egyptian national identity in late 19th and early 20th centuries.

ARIK BARTELMUS, REGISTRAR
Arik Bartelmus has been working as a registrar and fine art consultant for museums and galleries for more than 15 years. He has arranged loans and exhibitions on behalf of the Dahesh Museum for institutions worldwide.

BOB MADISON, COMMUNICATIONS & MARKETING
Bob Madison is a consultant with more than 20 years experience in such diverse fields as nonprofit advocacy and corporate development and communications. He has taught media literacy at Fordham and as a guest lecturer at City College and St. John’s University. Bob is committed to arts advocacy, and has written on such concepts as recognizable quality, artistic heritage and tradition, and techniques of the Great Masters.

BILL IGNATOWITCH, CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER