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Moore named director of the American Museum of Science and Energy


David MooreDavid Moore (hi-res image)

OAK RIDGE, Tenn., July 1, 2014 -- David Moore has been named director of the American Museum of Science and Energy. The museum, owned by the U.S. Department of Energy, showcases the history of the Manhattan Project and the current scientific, energy and national security missions carried out by DOE facilities in Oak Ridge.

Moore will be responsible for day-to-day operations of the museum at 300 S. Tulane Ave. in Oak Ridge, including exhibits, programs and community outreach. He brings 40 years of experience in public affairs, fund-raising, higher education and museum operations, most recently as president and CEO of the Yanks Air Museum Foundation in California.

“The Oak Ridge story is one of the most compelling in the world,” Moore said. “I look forward to helping the Oak Ridge community promote both its history and the fascinating and important work conducted here today.”

Moore joined Oak Ridge National Laboratory in April as a consultant and assumed director’s duties on July 1. ORNL operates AMSE for DOE.

UT-Battelle LLC manages ORNL for DOE’s Office of Science. As the single largest supporter of basic research in the physical sciences in the United States, the Office of Science is working to address some of the most pressing challenges of our time.

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