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January 30th, 1998
Museum Appoints Vice President For Finance

Robert T. Rambo, a Certified Public Accountant with more than 30 years of corporate experience, has joined the Philadelphia Museum of Art as Vice President for Finance. The appointment was announced by Gail Harrity, the Museum's Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Rambo will succeed John A. Sergovic, who retired in November, 1997, after six years of excellent service to the Museum.

"Cultural institutions, both large and small, operate within a complex and rapidly changing fiscal climate. To thrive, the Philadelphia Museum of Art must respond effectively and plan proactively for these changes. I am confident that Bob Rambo, who brings to the Museum vast knowledge and experience in accounting, financial planning, and investments, as well as finely-honed administrative and operational skills, will contribute significantly to these efforts. We are delighted to have him with us, and look forward to working with him," comments Ms. Harrity.

A long-time resident of Philadelphia, Mr. Rambo graduated from Temple University. He began his professional career in 1967, as an accountant with KPMG Peat Marwick, where he worked with a diverse roster of clients, ranging from large public companies to small, non-profit organizations. Mr. Rambo joined Williard, Inc. in 1977 as Vice President for Finance and Administration. In 1981, Anjou International acquired Williard, and Mr. Rambo was named Vice President for Finance and Administration of Anjou. During his tenure with Williard and Anjou, Mr. Rambo worked extensively in the development of contracts for operations and facilities management, and played a central role in generating and developing the companies' long-range plans. Mr. Rambo founded the accounting firm, Rambo, McCormick & Co., P.C., in 1992.

Mr. Rambo is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and the Construction Financial Management Association.

The Philadelphia Museum of Art is among the largest museums in the United States, with a collection of more than 227,000 works of art and more than 200 galleries presenting painting, sculpture, works on paper, photography, decorative arts, textiles, and architectural settings from Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the United States. Its facilities include its landmark Main Building on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, the Perelman Building, located nearby on Pennsylvania Avenue, the Rodin Museum on the 2200 block of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, and two 18th-century houses in Fairmount Park, Mount Pleasant and Cedar Grove. The Museum offers a wide variety of activities for public audiences, including special exhibitions, programs for children and families, lectures, concerts and films.

For additional information, contact the Marketing and Communications Department of the Philadelphia Museum of Art at (215) 684-7860. The Philadelphia Museum of Art is located on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway at 26th Street. For general information, call (215) 763-8100, or visit the Museum's website at www.philamuseum.org.

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