Jeffrey Thompson Memorial Fund for SITES

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Jeffrey Thompson

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One of the many exhibits Jeffrey Thompson helped bring to life

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One of the many exhibits Jeffrey Thompson helped bring to life

The family of Jeffrey Thompson requests that donations in his memory be made to Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service.

It is with deep sorrow that we share the news of the sudden passing of our colleague Jeffrey Thompson on December 31, 2012, after a brief illness. Jeff was a SITES project director for 20 years. At the time of his death, he was actively working on two new exhibitions on Asian Pacific American cultural history, as well as a blockbuster project on costume design for cinema.

In his 20 years at SITES, Jeff directed more than 37 exhibitions in collaboration with many Smithsonian museums and a wide range of international and national organizations. Included among them were the Vatican Libraries, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the State Museums of Russia, the Mexican Cultural Institute, the National Archives, the AARP, and the University of Maryland. Jeff's exhibitions enriched visitors in museums, libraries, historical societies, university galleries, and cultural centers in some 500 cities and towns nationwide.

Jeff joined SITES in 1993 from the Ph.D. program in art and art history at Yale University. He received an M.A. in art history from Williams College and a B.A. from The College of William and Mary. His many academic honors included the Samuel H. Kress Foundation Fellowship, Yale University Fellowship, and NYU's prestigious Frick Symposium Lecture. He taught university art history at Princeton, Duke, Yale, and the University of Minnesota.

The family has asked that donations in Jeff's memory be made to SITES, P.O. Box 37012, MRC 941, Washington, DC 20013-7012 (please indicate Thompson in notation), or contributions may be made online here.

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