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Carnegie Museums in Pittsburgh have new president

Associated Press Modified: January 28, 2011 at 7:28 am •  Published: January 28, 2011

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A historian who recently headed two museums in Florida has been picked as the new president of the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh.

The nonprofit's board on Thursday chose John Wetenhall to head its system of four museums, the Carnegie Museum of Art, the Museum of Natural History, the Science Center and The Warhol.

Wetenhall replaces David Hillenbrand, who announced last year he was leaving the post after five years. Wetenhall is the ninth president of the 116-year-old museums group.

Wetenhall headed The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota, Fla. for eight years until August 2009, and then was interim director of the Miami Art Museum.