John Wetenhall, who left in November after a 17-month tenure as president of Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, will serve as the director of a new museum expected to open next year on the George Washington University campus in Washington, D.C.
Mr. Wetenhall, who assumes his new duties June 1, will also serve as associate professor of museum studies at George Washington University.
The George Washington University Museum, which is joining forces with the Textile Museum, will offer a campus laboratory to train museum professionals while exhibiting important art and artifacts.
Ground was broken on the new 46,000-square-foot museum in October 2012 and it is scheduled to open in the fall of 2014. The university is also building a collections and conservation resource center on its campus in Loudon County, Va. The building will have 22,000 square feet for storage, study and care of the museum's collections.