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Maxwell Anderson has resigned from the Dallas Museum of Art (DMA), where he has served as director since early 2012, the Dallas Morning News reported. The veteran museum director is headed to the New Cities Foundation (NCF), where he will serve as director of grant programs and “help develop ways of supporting NCF’S focus on urban innovation, with a particular emphasis on how digital platforms can improve the lives of city dwellers internationally,” the organization stated in a release.

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The Dallas Museum of Art’s Paintings Conservation Studio has restored what the DMA calls “a rare example of early Renaissance Spanish painting, St. Bonaventure with the Tree of Life.” You can see it today in the museum’s European galleries.

Conservation is part of the new era at the Dallas Museum of Art, as mandated by director Maxwell Anderson, who came to the DMA in 2012. Along those lines, the museum has some big news.

Its Paintings Conservation Studio, an Anderson creation, has restored what the DMA calls “a rare example of early Renaissance Spanish painting, St. Bonaventure With the Tree of Life.” You can see the painting today by going to the DMA’s European galleries.

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Maxwell Anderson, the Eugene McDermott Director of the Dallas Museum of Art, announced today the launch of an exciting redesigned digital database for the Museum’s collection of encyclopedic art through its website, This marks the first phase of an initiative to dramatically improve online access and representation of the Museum’s global collection of more than 22,000 works of art.

By digitizing its entire collection, the DMA is creating one of the world’s most sophisticated online art collections, providing open access to its entire collection, and leading the field in the quality and depth of content available to visitors, students, teachers, and scholars. In addition, whenever permitted by existing agreements, the DMA will release all images, data, and software it creates to the public under Open Access licenses for free personal and educational use.

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