Carl Goodman Departing As Museum Of The Moving Image’s Executive Director After 34 Years With NY Institution
25.01.2023 - 22:41
Carl Goodman is making his exit from Museum of the Moving Image — the New York cultural institution where he’s spent 34 years, most recently as Executive Director.
Goodman will step down from post on March 3, then going on to assume the role of President and CEO of The Florida Holocaust Museum in St. Petersburg. MoMI’s Board of Trustees, led by Co-Chairs Ivan Lustig and Michael Barker, has formed a committee to begin the search for his replacement.
Goodman joined the Museum as an educator in 1989 and served in capacities including Curator of Digital Media and Senior Deputy Director before his appointment as Executive Director in 2011. His 12-year tenure in that role has seen the Museum achieve a three-fold increase in annual attendance following a major expansion and renovation. MoMi has, under his leadership, secured millions in funding from government and individuals for capital projects. Most recently, with the support of New York State Senate Deputy Leader Michael Gianaris, $5 million in state funding was secured to advance its educational work in film, television, and digital media.
Goodman established multi-year, multi-million-dollar, privately funded new initiatives, including Marvels of Media, devoted to increasing representation of media-makers on the autism spectrum, and also oversaw the Museum’s acquisition of a major collection of puppets and other material from the family of Jim Henson. The creation of a new permanent gallery and exhibition devoted to Henson’s work followed, as well as the development of a traveling version of the exhibition, which continues to tour the country.
Also noteworthy was the fact that Goodman led the Museum through the pandemic period, as it adapted to fulfilling its mission in
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