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Discover the latest news and updates at AKC Museum of the Dog! We always have exciting things going on, so stay up-to-date with our news stories and press releases. For inquiries, please contact: communications@akc.org

American Kennel Club and the AKC Museum of the Dog Announce Museum Return to NYC

April 11, 2019
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The American Kennel Club (AKC®), the world’s largest dog registry and leading authority and advocate for dogs, and the AKC Museum of the Dog are pleased to announce that the AKC Museum of the Dog will be relocating back to New York City from St.Louis, MO. The move is the result of a mutual agreement between both boards to expand and enhance the future of the Museum. The AKC Museum of the Dog, founded in 1982, was originally housed in The New York Life Building located at 51 Madison Avenue as part of the AKC Headquarters. In 1987,…
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The American Kennel Club and the AKC Museum of the Dog Announce Move to 101 Park Avenue

April 11, 2019
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Historic organizations to reside in Kalikow Building The headquarters of the AKC will reside on a newly designed fifth floor of the Kalikow building. The floor will house approximately 100 people. “We are very excited to move both our headquarters and the museum into the Kalikow building,” said Ron Menaker, Chairman of the AKC. “This building is one of the most beautiful in NYC with wonderful amenities.  This move is reflective of our growth and expansion as organizations. We look forward to building a long relationship with HJ Kalikow & Co.” Dennis Sprung, President and CEO of the AKC agrees,…
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The American Kennel Club Hires Alan Fausel As Director of AKC Cultural Resources

April 10, 2019
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The American Kennel Club (AKC®), the world’s largest purebred dog registry and leading advocate for dogs, announces the hiring of Alan Fausel as Director of AKC Cultural Resources. Mr. Fausel has an extensive background in the art industry, having worked at the Fine Arts Museums in San Francisco and the Frick Art Museum in Pittsburgh. He has also served as the Director of Fine Arts and Museum Services for Bonhams. He holds an M.A. in Art History from Stanford University and is a regular contributor to the Antiques Roadshow on PBS. In his new role, he will be responsible…
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