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Executive Director Springfield, IL

We are pleased to announce the completion of our search for the Executive Director of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum. From a strong pool of candidates, Christina Shutt has been selected to fill this important position.

Shutt has been executive director of the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center in Little Rock since 2016 and guided it through the complex process of earning national accreditation, making it only the ninth Black culture museum in the United States to earn such a designation.

She previously served as Associate Librarian for Special Collections and Instruction at Hendrix College and has worked in a variety of special collections, including the Center for the History of Medicine at Harvard University. Shutt holds two master’s degrees, one in history and the other in library science/archives management, from Simmons University.

She will be the fifth executive director at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum and the first person of color to hold the title.

The full press release announcing Shutt’s appointment may be found here.

Andy Lee led this search with Jeff Kessner.


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