SALEM, MA –– The Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) is pleased to announce the appointment of Nathalie Apchin to the position of Chief Financial Officer.

Apchin comes to PEM from Harvard Medical School, where she most recently served as Interim Chief Financial Officer and was responsible for overseeing the school’s $650 million budget, conducting analytical reporting, long-range and annual financial planning. During her tenure Apchin led Harvard Medical School’s accounting and research cost analysis teams, developed a strategic procurement initiative and stewarded the institution’s $4 billion endowment fund.

“A seasoned financial executive who has proven leadership in both the for-profit and nonprofit sectors, Apchin brings a high level of expertise and strategy to her role at PEM,” said Dan Monroe, The Rose-Marie and Eijk van Otterloo Director and CEO. “Apchin joins the museum at a particularly exciting and ambitious juncture. PEM’s landmark $650 million Advancement Campaign -- which prioritizes endowment, innovation and sustainability -- is well underway. When complete, nearly 60 percent of PEM’s annual budget will be supported by endowment, a figure that represents a new financial model for museums nationwide.”

Apchin will lead the comprehensive financial management and planning program for PEM and serve on the museum’s Executive Leadership Team. Additionally, Apchin will oversee revenue enterprises including the Museum Shop, food service and function rental program, as well as manage the museum’s Information Technology Department.

Prior to Harvard Medical School, Apchin served as vice president and CFO of Crittenton Women’s Union, an organization dedicated to helping low-income women achieve economic independence, and held financial consultant and analyst roles at high-tech and arts organizations ranging from startup to Fortune 100 companies.

Apchin has earned degrees from Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Bordeaux and Carnegie Mellon University and is a Certified Management Accountant.

PHOTO CREDIT: Image courtesy Peabody Essex Museum.


Over the last 20 years, the Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) has distinguished itself as one of the fastest-growing art museums in North America. Founded in 1799, it is also the country’s oldest continuously operating museum. At its heart is a mission to enrich and transform people's lives by broadening their perspectives, attitudes and knowledge of themselves and the wider world. PEM celebrates outstanding artistic and cultural creativity through exhibitions, programming and special events that emphasize cross-cultural connections, integrate past and present and underscore the vital importance of creative expression. The museum's collection is among the finest of its kind boasting superlative works from around the globe and across time -- including American art and architecture, Asian export art, photography, maritime art and history, Native American, Oceanic and African art. PEM's campus affords a varied and unique visitor experience with hands-on creativity zones, interactive opportunities and performance spaces. Twenty-four noted historic structures grace PEM’s campus, including Yin Yu Tang, a 200-year-old Chinese house that is the only such example of Chinese domestic architecture on display in the United States, and the Phillips Library, which holds one of the nation’s most important museum-based collections of rare books and manuscripts. HOURS: Open Tuesday-Sunday, 10 am-5 pm, and the third Thursday of every month until 9 pm. Closed Mondays, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day. ADMISSION: Adults $18; seniors $15; students $10. Additional admission to Yin Yu Tang: $5. Members, youth 16 and under and residents of Salem enjoy free general admission and free admission to Yin Yu Tang. INFO: Call 866?745?1876 or visit

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