Jim Walther is the director of the National Museum of Nuclear Science and History in Albuquerque, NM. Walther served as the museum's director since relocating to Albuquerque in 1996. He also has a strong working relationship with Jim Sanborn, the sculptor behind the renowned exhibits “Atomic Time” and “Critical Assembly.”
In his interview on the Atomic Heritage Foundation's Voices of the Manhattan Project website, Walther discusses his relationship with Sanborn, health physics, the history of nuclear reactors, and other innovations from the Manhattan Project. He also talks about the portrayal of nuclear issues in popular culture and the importance of studying the Manhattan Project and other nuclear issues.
Walther received his B.A. in visual arts from West Virginia University's School of the Arts. He has worked in the museum business for thirty-nine years. Walther previously served as the vice president of programs and exhibits at The Museum of Discovery and Science in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, as well as, the director of exhibits at Cumberland Science Museum and Grassmere Wildlife Park in Nashville, Tennessee.
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