CONTACT: Terry Bigham
IBC Communications
On the Web: BowlingMuseum.com

ARLINGTON, Texas – The International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame recently named Kari Smith, who has been a member of the museum staff for the last four years, as curator and program manager.

After working as a curatorial assistant at the Museum of Texas Tech University and as a collections technician for the Fort Worth Museum of Science and Natural History, Smith joined the IBM/HOF in August of 2015 as tour director and gift shop manager.

Smith has bachelor’s degrees in history and English from the University of North Texas and earned a master’s degree in museum science from Texas Tech University in 2015.

“This is a great opportunity and I look forward to what I can bring to the museum in my new role,” Smith said. “After assisting on exhibits at the IBM/HOF for the last few years, it’s exciting to take the reins on future projects and exhibits.”

In her role as curator, Smith will be responsible for the satellite exhibits at the United States Bowling Congress Open and Women’s Championships, in addition to the exhibits at the museum in Arlington. She also will be responsible for bringing in new acquisitions.

Her work as program manager will entail many of the responsibilities she handled in her previous position, including creating and coordinating museum events, supervising the staff and interns, plus purchasing and financial reporting.

Go to BowlingMuseum.com to learn more about the International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame and visit BowlingHeritage.com for the Bowling Virtual Vault featuring online collections of the museum.

About the International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame
The International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame, located at the International Bowling Campus in Arlington, Texas, collects, preserves and exhibits the 5,000-year history of the worldwide sport of bowling, and features rare photos and vintage film clips to tell the stories of bowling’s hall-of-fame members. Visit BowlingMuseum.com to learn more.

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