The Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian’s former director will lead the Textile Museum’s cross-town shift into Foggy Bottom.
W. Rick West was tapped as the museum’s interim director, according to The Washington Post. The $22 million facility uniting the textile collection with a cache of D.C. artifacts donated to the University last year is expected to open in spring 2014.
Construction on the GW Museum, which will transform the Woodhull House into a home for art from both across the city and around the world, is slated to begin by late summer.
The four-story museum will feature gift shop and two below-ground levels. It will not charge for admission.
GW will approach the zoning commission April 5 for a public hearing on the project.