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Leadership Change at the American Numismatic Society

Published February 22, 2024 | 1 min read

By Caleb Noel

The American Numismatic Society (ANS) has announced that Dr. Gilles Bransbourg will step down as executive director in September 2024. Bransbourg recently received an eight-month fellowship at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey. He will use this opportunity to work on his upcoming reference, Roman Imperial Economics. Bransbourg will become a research curator when he returns to the ANS in April 2025.

“I am humbled by the unique opportunity presented by the Institute of Advanced Study to advance my research in the field of economic history,” notes Bransbourg. “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.”

ANS President Dr. Ute Wartenberg Kagan will again take on the ED position she previously held from 1999 to 2019. Wartenberg Kagan notes that resuming this role was not a part of her original plan. However, she appreciates the opportunity to keep leadership stable while the ANS seeks out a new headquarters. “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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