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Change Of Leadership at the American Numismatic Society

The American Numismatic Society has announced that Dr. Gilles Bransbourg will be stepping down from his position as Executive Director in September 2024. Bransbourg has received an eight-month fellowship at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, NJ, where he will be working on his book, Roman Imperial Economics. Upon his return to the ANS in April of 2025, Bransbourg will become a Research Curator.

Dr. Ute Wartenberg Kagan and Dr. Gilles Bransbourg. Photo: ANS.

Dr. Ute Wartenberg Kagan and Dr. Gilles Bransbourg. Photo: ANS.

Dr. Ute Wartenberg Kagan, currently President of the ANS, has agreed to take over the position of Executive Director, which she previously held from 1999 through 2019. The ANS Board of Trustees considered it important to ensure continuity while the Society is engaged in locating a new headquarters.

Bransbourg expressed his gratitude to the ANS Board of Trustees by saying, “I am humbled by the unique opportunity presented by the Institute of Advanced Study to advance my research in the field of economic history. Concurrently, I wish to thank the entire Board of Trustees of the American Numismatic Society, and its President, Ute Wartenberg Kagan, for letting me step down from my duties as Executive Director.”

Regarding her return to the Executive Director position, Wartenberg Kagan commented, “I was not expecting to have to come back to active duty, so to speak, but, of course, the American Numismatic Society with its staff and members means much to me. The Society can do so much to teach others about money and coinage, and this is what my passion is.”

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