Boscobel Board President Barnabas McHenry has announced that David A. Krol has been named Executive Director of Boscobel House and Gardens. Krol will be responsible for leading and managing the collections, finances, facilities, development, programs and staff of Boscobel. Barnabas McHenry commented: “We are pleased that David Krol has joined Boscobel as executive director. He brings to Boscobel a wealth of experience in the management of historic properties and museum administration. He is a perfect fit for Boscobel and we are fortunate that he has agreed to join us.”
Most recently Krol served as deputy director of the Lobkowicz Collections in the Czech Republic. Krol played a vital role from 2006 to 2011 in the planning and management of the family’s highly acclaimed museum at the recently restituted Lobkowicz Palace in Prague Castle. The collections include world-famous old master paintings by Brueghel, Canaletto and Velazquez, important musical instruments and autograph scores by Gluck, Mozart and Beethoven, rare firearms and decorative arts, a 65,000-volume library and a vast family archive. Prior to his assignment in Prague, Krol worked 18 years in senior management positions at the Metropolitan Museum of Art followed by four years at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. Born and raised in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, he was educated at Regis High School in New York City, holds a BA in English, Latin and Ancient Greek from Boston College in Massachusetts and attended Oxford University in the UK. Krol said, “I am honored and delighted by the prospect of assisting the board and staff of Boscobel in heightening awareness of this architectural and historical treasure, beloved by regional visitors and supporters, but perhaps less-well-known to a wider national, and indeed international, audience. The mission of Boscobel includes an important environmental and conservation outreach to the Hudson River Valley. I am pleased to bring over 30 years of museum experience and expertise, at institutions large and small, foreign and domestic, to make Boscobel a destination for visitors of all ages.”
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