White House Curator to retire after 40-year-career

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

New York [U.S.], May 7 (ANI): White House curator William G. Allman has decided to retire after a more than 40-year career, CNN reported citing persons familiar with the decision. The curator's job is to work closely with the White House interior decorator and the Committee for the Preservation of the White House. Allman's departure will create another high profile vacancy in the White House's residential staff after Angella Reid's departure on Friday. "It is a museum, but it's also the White House, and so it's a working house," Allam told New York Times in 2011. "There are times when you are screaming, telling somebody. You can't pot those hot television lights up against the portrait of Washington!'You worry about someone spilling a drink on something. Sometimes somebody breaks a piece of furniture. But it's the nature of it. It's a place where people actually live," CNN reported. Allam was among the team of curators and served as the chief curator since 2002. House fired its chief usher, Angella Reid, who was the first woman and second African American to have the job.(ANI)