Sender ’85 joins Yale Center for British Art

Rebecca Sender ’85

Rebecca Sender ’85 was appointed deputy director for finance and administration for The Yale Center for British Art. She comes to the Center from the Princeton University Art Museum, where she served as associate director for the last decade; she was also its acting director from January 2008 to June 2010.

At Yale, she will manage the operating budget for the Center for British Art, as well as oversee the institution’s security, facilities and operations, human resources, Information Technology and the Museum Shop. She also will manage the institution’s emergency plan and will work with the center’s partner institution, the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art in London.

Prior to her time at Princeton, Sender worked for several prominent arts organizations, including the American Federation of Arts, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Carnegie Institute and Carnegie Library, and the Brooklyn Museum.

Director of the Yale Center for British Art, Amy Meyers, praised Sender as “a stellar professional on all fronts,” and adds, “She will be a magnificent addition to the Center and to the extended Yale community.”

A theater major at Wesleyan, Sender earned her M.B.A from the Katz Graduate School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh in 1992. She earned her M.A. in art history and archaeology from Columbia University in 1999.