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Curator Named for State Historical Museum

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    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - A new curator will oversee the State Historical Museum of Iowa in Des Moines.

    The state Department of Cultural Affairs announced Tuesday that Leo Landis will be responsible for the museum's nearly 110,000 artifacts and other historical assets. Many are held in climate-controlled storage facilities across the state.

    Officials say Landis has several years of curating experience. He was previously curator and education director at the Salisbury House in Des Moines.

    One of Landis's first assignments will be to curate the museum's upcoming exhibit on Iowa's cycling history. It opens in July.