Nasher curator remembered for contribution

Posted January 4, 2011 6:12 p.m. EST

— Anne L. Schroder, curator and academic program coordinator at the Nasher Museum at Duke University, died after a brief illness on Dec. 23, the museum announced Tuesday. She was 56.

Schroder had worked at Duke University since 1999, starting at the former Duke University Museum of Art on East Campus. When the Nasher opened in 2005, Schroeder oversaw museum collections, worked with faculty to organize exhibitions and coordinated the museum's student internship program. She also served as adjunct assistant professor of art history at Duke.

"We are terribly shocked and saddened to lose Anne," said Kimerly Rorschach, the director of the museum. "We loved her intellect, wit and enthusiasm, and valued her thorough knowledge of the museum's permanent collection. She will be greatly missed as our colleague, as the liaison between the museum and Duke's faculty, and as a tremendous mentor for students."