Robert Saarnio

Robert Saarnio is Director of the University of Mississippi Museum and Historic Houses and has held curatorial and directorial positions in U.S. museums since 1995. Prior employment includes the Honolulu Museum of Art (HI., Deputy Director), the Johns Hopkins University Museums (MD., Director), Cranbrook Educational Community (MI.; Curator / Collections Manager), and the Peabody Essex Museum (MA., Curator of Architecture). He holds a master’s degree in Historic Preservation from the University of Pennsylvania and a bachelors degree in Fine Arts from Harvard University. Robert was a National Endowment for the Arts Rome Prize Fellow at the American Academy in Rome, 2005-06, and is an alumnus of the Getty Museum Leadership Institute.