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New Britain Museum of American Art on Friday named a director to succeed Douglas Hyland. Min Jung Kim, who will join the museum on Nov. 2, is currently deputy director for external relations of the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum of Michigan State University in East Lansing.

Kim will be the sixth director of the 112-year-old museum. Hyland's last day will be Oct. 30, according to assistant curator Emily Misencik. He has been director of the museum for 16 years.

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Douglas Hyland, who has led the New Britain Museum of American Art through two major expansions, tripled its collections and more than doubled its endowment, will retire as the museum's director after its new addition is complete next fall.

Hyland, 65, announced his decision Wednesday at a meeting of the museum's board of trustees.

"Everything I envisioned for this museum has been accomplished," Hyland said. "The collections have grown, the attendance is at 100,000. This is the best year of our history."

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