Florence Fearrington Librarian of Houghton Library Thomas Hyry announced today that Matthew Wittmann has been named curator of the Harvard Theatre Collection. In this role, Wittmann will assume leadership for building, interpreting, and promoting engagement with and access to the collection’s diverse array of original materials related to the performing arts.

“The appointment of Matthew Wittmann heralds an exciting new chapter for the Harvard Theatre Collection and represents a renewed commitment to the documentation, preservation, and study of the performing arts at Houghton Library,” Hyry said. “We anticipate that Matthew will have a tremendous impact on the collection and on the international community of scholars, students, artists, and performers who engage with it.”

Full press release here.

Photo of Matt courtesy of the American Numismatic Society