Dr. Angelique Bergeron Named Director of the West Baton Rouge Museum
"Dr. Anqelique Bergeron of New Roads has been named Director of the West Baton Rouge Museum in Port Allen," announced Tom Acosta, Museum Board chairman. "Bergeron has served the museum as curator of collections since 2014 and will assume the job as Director on May 1, 2017."
She replaces current Director Julie Rose who will be moving to Baltimore to serve as the director of the Homewood Museum at Johns Hopkins University. Rose began her tenure at the West Baton Rouge Museum in 2006.
Dr. Bergeron previously served as Executive Director of the Pointe Coupee Historical Society running the Julien Poydras Museum and Arts Center in downtown New Roads. A graduate of the University of Texas at Austin with a B.A. in French and minor in African and African American Studies, she completed the Texas Teacher Certification Program in Secondary French, and received her M.A. and Ph.D. in French Studies from Louisiana State University in 2011.
"The West Baton Rouge Museum is nearing its 50th anniversary and has a long history of strong leadership and generous community support. It is a well-oiled machine with an· extremely capable staff. Our support of one another resulted in last year's state and national accolades as Louisiana Museum of the Year and the AASLH's Leadership in History Award for our Cohn High exhibit. I am very proud to be a part of this team," Bergeron said.