Carl R. Nold
Providence Symposium Speaker Date: November 3, 2015, in conversation with Curt Viebranz
Carl R. Nold is President and CEO of Historic New England, the oldest and largest regional preservation organization in the United States, founded in 1910. Responsibilities include operation of forty-two historic sites in five New England states and a museum alliance in Vermont, oversight of preservation easements for 104 privately owned historic properties, care of a 1.2 million item library and archives, and the largest collections of New England fine and decorative arts of any institution.
Carl is past chairman of the American Alliance of Museums, America’s national museum association. He has also served as chairman of the Midwest Association of Museums, vice-chairman of the Virginia Association of Museums, secretary of the Michigan Museums Association, and ex-officio chairman of ICOM-US, the American branch of the International Council of Museums. Carl is a Fellow of the Massachusetts Historical Society and the American Antiquarian Society, and serves on the board of grant designators of the George B. Henderson Foundation, which funds preservation work and other activities to improve the visual appearance of the City of Boston.
In prior positions Carl served as Registrar and Grants Officer for the New York State Historical Association and the Farmers’ Museum in Cooperstown, New York; as Director/Curator of Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, Alexandria, Virginia; Director of The State Museum of Pennsylvania; and Director of Mackinac State Historic Parks, Mackinac Island, Michigan. During his career Carl has secured more than $75 million in assets for heritage organizations, and led programs that served more than 7.5 million museum visitors.