Christopher Leitch http://kcur.org en Museum Advisory Board Asks City To Reinstate Director http://kcur.org/post/museum-advisory-board-asks-city-reinstate-director <p>The Kansas City Museum Advisory Board has formally approved the business plan calling for the city to break <a href="http://Kansas City Museum">Kansas City Museum</a>'s ties with <a href="http://www.unionstation.org/">Union Station Kansas City</a>.</p> Mon, 22 Jul 2013 21:22:56 +0000 Laura Spencer 40626 at http://kcur.org Museum Advisory Board Asks City To Reinstate Director Union Station And Kansas City Museum, Parting Ways? http://kcur.org/post/union-station-and-kansas-city-museum-parting-ways <p>The <a href="http://kansascitymuseum.org/">Kansas City Museum</a>’s house director Christopher Leitch <a href="http://www.kcur.org/post/leadership-shake-kansas-city-museum">was fired</a> on Monday. Details have not been released because it’s considered a confidential HR matter. But rumors have circulated that this signals the potential closing of the museum and layoffs.</p> Thu, 11 Jul 2013 20:27:12 +0000 Laura Spencer 40009 at http://kcur.org Leadership Shake Up At Kansas City Museum http://kcur.org/post/leadership-shake-kansas-city-museum <p><strong>Update, 11:30 a.m.</strong>: "We are unchanged in our commitment in working with the city and our management contract to deliver programming for Kansas City Museum, both at Corinthian Hall and elsewhere," said Jerry Baber, chief financial officer of Union Station. "Our operation isn't changing, associated with the Kansas City Museum. Our relationship with the city isn't changing. This is strictly just an employment issue."</p><p>Denise Morrison, director of collections and curatorial services at Union Station, will step in as the museum's interim house director.</p> Tue, 09 Jul 2013 15:29:28 +0000 Laura Spencer 39834 at http://kcur.org Leadership Shake Up At Kansas City Museum PHOTOS: Replanting A 1910 Garden At The Kansas City Museum http://kcur.org/post/photos-replanting-1910-garden-kansas-city-museum <p>The Kansas City Museum is in its third phase of a major restoration of Corinthian Hall, the old Northeast mansion that houses its collection. And the renovation doesn&rsquo;t stop at just bricks and mortar.&nbsp; A recent project aims to recreate the Georgian garden plantings that surrounded the mansion.</p><p> Mon, 11 Jun 2012 19:12:29 +0000 Susan B. Wilson 19187 at http://kcur.org PHOTOS: Replanting A 1910 Garden At The Kansas City Museum