NORFOLK, Va. -- The director of the Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk plans to retire next year.
William J. Hennessey will be 66 when he retires on Oct. 3, 2014. The museum is expected to reopen by then following a $24 million expansion and renovation.
Hennessey tells The Virginian-Pilot (http://bit.ly/19CE9QW ) that it would be the ideal time for a transition to new leadership.
Museum board chairman Peter Meredith says the board has begun an international search for a new director and hopes to hire someone before Hennessey leaves.
Hennessey has served as the museum's director since 1997.
Information from: The Virginian-Pilot, http://pilotonline.com
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