Curator Joy Bivins Is Named New Director of the Schomburg Center

By: Colin Moynihan,  The New York Times
June 4, 2021

"Bivins [Joy Bivins received a Master of Professional Studies (MPS) degree in African & Afro-Amer Studies on January 15, 2003.] joined the Schomburg — a division of the New York Public Library and a leading repository for archival materials related to African, African diaspora and African American life, history and culture — in 2020 as an associate director of collections and research services. Before that, she had served as the chief curator of the International African American Museum, in Charleston, S.C., and the director of curatorial affairs at the Chicago History Museum.

'The skill set that Joy has is absolutely critical for the moment that we are in,' said William Kelly, the public library’s Andrew W. Mellon director of the research libraries. 'She has been such a caring, inspirational leader over the last extremely challenging year.'”

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The Schomburg-center front door