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§ 154a. State Curator
(a) Creation. The position of State Curator is created within the Department of Buildings and General Services.
(b) Duties. The State Curator’s responsibilities shall include:
(1) oversight of the historical integrity of the State House;
(2) interpretation of the State House to the visiting public through exhibits, publications, tours, and other means of communication;
(3) acquisition, management, and care of State collections of art, historic artifacts, and furnishings, provided that all items obtained for the State House are acquired pursuant to the collections policy adopted pursuant to subsection (c) of this section; and
(4) oversight and management of the State’s historic and contemporary art and collections in other State buildings and on State property.
(c) Collections policy. The State Curator shall develop a collections policy, in coordination with experts, that ensures that the acquisition of art, historic artifacts, and furnishings, and the commissioning of art and furnishings, for the State House reflects Vermont’s diverse people and history, including a diversity of race, ethnicity, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, and disability status, and a diversity of artistic media and artists and celebrates the natural history of the State and the diversity of the people and stories of Vermont throughout the history of the State. Upon approval of the Legislative Advisory Committee on the State House pursuant to 2 V.S.A. § 653, the State Curator shall adopt the collections policy.
(d) Interpretive plan. In coordination with the Friends of the Vermont State House and the Vermont Historical Society, the State Curator shall create an interpretive plan that tells the stories of the State House art collection through accessible written, multimedia, and oral means. The plan shall include appropriate and inclusive training of State House volunteers and staff. (Added 2017, No. 84, § 27, eff. June 16, 2017; amended 2019, No. 139 (Adj. Sess.), § 33, eff. July 6, 2020; 2021, No. 156 (Adj. Sess.), § 4, eff. May 31, 2022.)