Zoo Museum District
5:37 am
Fri January 10, 2014

Decision Close On New Missouri History Museum Head

Update 1:05 p.m.

The Missouri History Museum has chosen a finalist to become its president. In a meeting this morning, the board of trustees and commissioners of the Zoo-Museum subdistrict approved a candidate recommended by a committee. The finalist's name has not been released.

The next step is contract negotiations. The talks will take place among the candidate, board chair John Roberts and commission chair Romondous Stover.

Our previous story:

The Missouri History Museum is in the final stages of selecting a new president to fill the seat vacated by Robert Archibald.

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According to a museum spokesperson, a recommendation committee is making a proposal to the board of trustees this morning. In that same meeting, the board and the commissioners of the Zoo-Museum subdistrict will vote on the committee’s suggestion.

The two candidates were in town this week, meeting with the recommendation committee and some of the trustees.

Even if all parties come to a decision this morning, the name of the finalist will not be made public until a contract is signed. That is not likely to happen today, the spokesman said.

Archibald resigned in late 2012 after issues arose about his compensation and the museum’s controversial purchase of a property for on Delmar Boulevard.

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