Resident Curator at the White House Will Leave His 'Dream Job' in June

The East Room of the White House, 1990s.
The East Room of the White House, 1990s.
(White House Historical Association. Via Wikipedia.)

White House curator William G. Allman will retire on June 1, as first reported by CNN and announced officially on Tuesday in a White House statement issued from the East Wing.

The curator is among the White House resident staff positions that are considered non-political. First lady Jacqueline Kennedy came up with the office of the curator.
     The Trump family will now be in charge of finding a new curator. The position oversees thousands of objects and artworks in the White House collection, and coordinates with an interior decorator and the Committee for the Preservation of the White House. Melania Trump chose New York-based designer Tham Kannalikham to decorate the family's living quarters at the White House.
     "He had been considering his retirement since June 2016 but was kind enough to stay on through the transition. He leaves the White House with 42 years of federal service, 41 in the Curators Office -- almost 15 as curator -- and will be missed. We thank Bill for all of his dedicated service and wish him the very best in his retirement," East Wing communications director Stephanie Grisham said in a statement Tuesday.
     "It has been a tremendous honor to serve eight presidents and first ladies in helping to preserve and beautify the White House, and maintain and interpret its wonderful collections of art and furnishings. As a steward of the museum component of an ever-evolving and ever-bustling home and office, I truly have had a dream job," Allman said in a statement.

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