Released May 6, 2019

VP of Historic Preservation and Operations joins Indiana State Museum and Historic

INDIANAPOLIS (May 6, 2019) – The Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites has hired a vice president of historic preservation and operations, effective April 29.

James Sved joins the museum system from Archaeometrix, Inc., a full-service environmental and cultural resources consulting firm in Alhambra, California. There, he served as vice president and director of architecture. In his position at ISMHS, Sved will be responsible for the preservation of the museum system’s 11 historic sites, as well as the sites’ daily operations and long-term maintenance and repair strategies, among other duties.

Sved is recognized as a leading preservationist and community solutions strategist, and he has completed projects for museums, universities, cultural arts centers, educational nature centers and other institutions. His restoration of Main Street Station in Richmond, Virginia, was the Restoration Project of the Year in 2004. He also oversaw the restoration of another Virginia railroad station, which was transformed into The Science Museum of Virginia.

He earned his bachelor’s degree in English from Randolph-Macon College, and has a master’s degree in architectural history from the University of Virginia.

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The Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites is located in White River State Park in the heart of downtown Indianapolis. It is Indiana’s museum for science, art and culture, offering a place where you can celebrate, investigate, remember, learn and take pride in Indiana’s story in the context of the broader world. Even the building is a showcase of the best Indiana has to offer in architecture, materials and sculpture. Easy and convenient parking is available in the attached underground garage.