ANA Curator announces resgination

Robert W. Hoge, curator of the American Numismatic Association (ANA) Money Museum in Colorado Springs, Colorado, has announced his intention to resign in August.

After 20 years with the ANA, Hoge intends to accept a senior curatorial position with the American Numismatic Society in New York.

“The ANA is losing a major asset,” says ANA Executive Director Edward C. Rochette. “However, with Bob going to our sister organization, the field of numismatics will remain strong.”

In his letter of resignation, Hoge says, “Change is one of the few constants in the world. The ANA Museum has been the focus of my life for 20 years and will always remain close to my heart.”

Hoge says he will stay with the ANA for two months to assist in the opening of the Museum, currently undergoing a $3 million renovation along with the ANA’s library. Set for completion this summer, the remodeled facilities will stimulate visitors’ interest in the diverse domain of numismatics, opening windows on the worlds of history, art, geography, religion, economics, sociology and architecture.

Rochette says the search for Hoge’s replacement will begin immediately.Hoge, 54, joined the ANA staff in 1981, after five years as director of the Sanford Museum and Planetarium in Cherokee, Iowa. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Colorado with a degree in anthropology and history, Hoge began coin collecting as a 10-year-old when he found a badly worn brass counter piece from Nuremberg that imitated a United States $20 gold piece. 

Originally Release Date: June 21, 2001
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