National and Delaware search on as Biggs director retires

A national search for a new director of the Biggs Museum of American Art in Dover is set to begin now that Linda A.K. Danko announced her retirement.

Danko who served as director of the Biggs Museum for over a decade, plans to retire on August 1st.  She’s been given credit for taking the museum to new heights with events such as its annual gala. Her leadership has even played an important role during a financial campaign with team members who raised nearly $2-million for the Museum’s capital renovation project which has already been completed. Biggs Museum is home to a diverse collection of fine and decorative arts from as early as the 1700’s.

“All of my dreams have come true for the Museum. Our team is well-positioned to help take the Museum to the next level,” said Danko of Middletown.

“Her achievements at the Biggs should be celebrated by the community as it was her vision and energy that guided the Museum during critical stages of formation and growth,” said Marcia DeWitt, Chair of the Biggs Museum Board of Trustees.

A New York based firm has been hired to recruit senior-level candidates for Danko’s position.

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