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Laura Hine announces resignation from James Museum

Bill DeYoung



James Museum Executive Director Laura Hine. The sculpture is "The Hunter Becomes the Hunted" by Vic Payne. Photo provided.

Laura Hine, executive director of the James Museum of Western and Wildlife Art, has announced her resignation.

After working behind the scenes with founders Tom and Mary James, Hine took the director’s job in 2019, a year after the museum’s debut. In a prepared statement, she said she’s leaving to devote more of her time to public education.

She was elected to the Pinellas County School Board in 2020.

“I truly love working alongside the bright, dedicated professionals, volunteers and community leaders of the museum and they are what made this decision difficult,” Hine said. “The James has and will continue to deeply impact our community with uplifting and educational experiences. There is a bright future ahead for The James Museum and our beloved arts community in St. Petersburg.”

The search for Hine’s replacement will begin immediately. Hine has agreed to stay on until Spring 2023 or until her successor is located, whichever comes first.

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