The Tongass Historical Museum. (KRBD file photo)

The Tongass Historical Museum. (KRBD file photo)

The City of Ketchikan has hired a new museum director.

According to a memo from City Manager Karl Amylon’s office, Lee Gray of Eagan, Minnesota, has accepted the position, which previously was held by Lacey Simpson.

Gray most recently worked as the assistant director of exhibitions and outreach at the University of Wisconsin. Before that, she worked as curator of exhibitions and collections at the University of Louisiana.

Gray has an undergraduate degree in art history from St. Cloud University; a masters in News Tileapplied design and art history from the University of Minnesota; and a Ph.D in American cultural studies from Ohio University. She also earned a certificate in fundraising from Boston University.

Gray’s annual salary will be about $69,000, plus benefits. She is expected to start her new job in January.