Aug. 14--George Jacob, executive director of the Ellen Noel Art Museum has accepted a position as president of the International Museum of Art & Science in McAllen.
Jacob has been executive director at the Ellen Noel since May 1, 2013.
During his time at the Ellen Noel, Jacob has overseen a wide array of exhibits including "Russian Icons: Imperial Treasures, "Inner Vision: Bronzes by Michael Naranjo," "Chicanitas: Small Paintings from the Cheech Marin Collection," and the current exhibit "Healing Blade: Fantasy Art in Medicine." Jacob also oversaw the opening of the 3-D printing studio.
Born in India and reared in Taiwan and Canada, Jacob was trained at the Smithsonian and received his education at the Birla Institute of Technology & Science formerly under the MIT-Ford Foundation collaboration, the University of Toronto and Yale School of Management.
He has also written the book "Museum Design: The Future" and its sequel "Exhibit Design: The Future." In addition for the since his arrival, Jacob has written "Museum Matters," a weekly column in the Odessa American.
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