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J. Thomas Savage

Tom Savage was recently appointed Colonial Williamsburg’s Director of Educational Travel and Conferences, having served as both Director of External Affairs and Museum Affairs for Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library for the last sixteen years. From 1998 to 2005, Mr. Savage was Senior Vice President and Director of Sotheby’s Institute of Art for North and South America where he directed The Sotheby’s American Arts Course and oversaw educational and travel programs. From 1981 until 1998, he was Curator and Director of Museums for Historic Charleston Foundation including the nationally important Nathaniel Russell House (1808), the Aiken-Rhett House (1818-1858), and Charleston’s oldest public building, The Powder Magazine (1712).

A native of the Eastern Shore of Virginia, Tom is a graduate of St. Andrew’s School, Middletown, Delaware and received a BA degree in Art History from The College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia.  He holds an MA Degree in History Museum Studies from the Cooperstown Graduate Program of the State University of New York.  He is a member of the Board of Governors of the Decorative Arts Trust and a former board member of The American Friends of the Attingham Summer School and The Sir John Soane’s Museum Foundation. Tom also served as a presidential appointee to The Committee for the Preservation of The White House.