The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is pleased to announce the addition of Baltimore native Jim Koerner to its staff. Koerner joins CBMM’s Preservation & Interpretation department as its new Exhibits Specialist, and will be responsible for exhibit production, fabrication, and installation and maintenance of CBMM exhibitions.
Koerner comes to CBMM with extensive museum experience, having served as the visual presentation technician for the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens in Delray, Fla., and a contractor for the Smithsonian Museum of American History in Washington, D.C. He also worked as a professional art handler for Bonsai Art Services, where he was contracted out to museums such as the National Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Museum of American Art, The Renwick Gallery, and the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Koerner taught art history for Towson University and the Community College of Baltimore County, and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Corcoran School of Art, now the George Washington University Corcoran College of Art and Design, and a Master of Fine Art from Towson University.
In Baltimore, Koerner served as associate director and exhibits coordinator for Gallery 788, an adaptive arts organization dedicated to presenting the breadth of artistic production unique to the region, and did volunteer consulting work for other galleries and organizations. Since joining CBMM, he’s also participated in the museum’s outreach efforts with Habitat for Humanity Choptank.
“I am excited to be part of all that is happening at CBMM as it evolves over the next several years and look forward to having an impact on how visitors experience this unique place,” Koerner says.
The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is a non-profit educational organization dedicated to preserving and exploring the history, environment, and culture of the entire Chesapeake Bay region, and making this resource available to all.
Every aspect of fulfilling this mission is driven by CBMM’s values of relevancy, authenticity, and stewardship, along with a commitment to providing engaging guest experiences and transformative educational programming, all while serving as a vital community partner. For more information, visit cbmm.org or call 410-745-2916.