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Ellsworth H. Brown, Ph.D

NMAH Board Member; Director, Wisconsin Historical Society

Dr. Brown is the Director of the Wisconsin Historical Society in Madison, Wisconsin. Dr. Brown is the former President and CEO of Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, which includes Carnegie Museum of Art, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Carnegie Science Center, Andy Warhol Museum, and the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh. Dr. Brown served on the National Museum of American History Blue Ribbon Commission, and was on the Smithsonian Institution Council. He has been a life trustee of Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh since his appointment in 1993. Immediately prior to this, he had been director of the Chicago Historical Society since 1981. Brown was president of the American Association of Museums from 1990 to 1992, and has chaired the Association's nominating committee and its governance task force. He was a Museum Assessment Program visitor and continues to chair and serve on visiting committees for the AAM Accreditation Commission. He resides in Madison, WI.