Yesterday evening a press release went out announcing that Director and Chief Curator of the Museum of Contemporary Craft Namita Gupta Wiggers is stepping down from her full-time role at the institution after 10 years. Wiggers oversaw the museum's move from Corbett Ave to the heart of the city, doubled the size of its collection, was responsible for landmark exhibitions like Ai Wei Wei's first West Coast show, and remains one of the city's most interesting interviews, in my opinion. Promisingly, she is expected to continue work with MoCC in some capacity in addition to pursuing other gigs in independent curating, consulting, and teaching, as well as continuing to develop Critical Craft Forum, which she co-founded in 2008. The news comes as the museum is on the cusp of big changes itself, integrating more completely as a department of PNCA, which is itself migrating quickly to take over the North Park Blocks. Wiggers has an incredible wealth of insight and enthusiasm to share, so I hope whatever shakes out for her will keep her voice in a prominent and easily accessed place within the city. As PNCA president Tom Manley puts it, "Her impact on the institution and the field will be felt well into the future, and we look forward to this new phase of our relationship with her."