Big change, director is not a pervert accused of giving booze to 17 a year old girl and raping her.
Not changing is the use of the Mvsevm as a substainable re-education camp it seems.
This Friday, the museum will reopen to full capacity for the first time in 15 months, introduce its new executive director, Carla Bitter, and unveil an ambitious and permanent exhibit, “Changes in Monterey,” which is designed to “celebrate the habitats of Monterey County” and “raise awareness about human impacts on our delicate ecosystems over time,” the museum said.
Mvsevm Embraces Change
Posts on an Instantgram account called #thisisour831 resulted an email campaign calling to remove the director.
At that time, Sept. 1, 2017, he returned to his position as director of exhibits and education. Almost three years to the day, on Sept. 3, Govea resigned from his most recent position at the museum, director of community engagement.
The resignation comes after similar allegations surfaced on social media in recent days.
The only post on their feed so far references a specific incident was made on Aug. 29, and describes allegations against Govea. The post claims to be a story “from another young woman that was groomed and sexually abused by Juan Govea,” although the Weekly was not able to reach her or verify her identity.
She describes what started as a texting relationship when she was 16 or 17, then Govea inviting her to his home near the school, where she says he served dinner and Champagne followed by peach vodka. After that, she writes, she was too drunk to go home. She spent the night and they had oral sex.
Mvsevm Director Resigns Over Statutory Rape Allegations
Is this what we hire?
Salinas police arrested a 35-year-old man on Thursday on charges of unlawful sex with a minor. The alleged victim is a 17-year-old girl.
Juan Govea was a well-liked teacher at Salinas High School until about six months ago when he wrapped up the 2015-16 school year and left for a new job at the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History, where he is currently the director of exhibits and education.
He taught biology at Salinas High for 11 years before going to the museum.
Govea faces two felony charges connected to unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor, and one misdemeanor charge of annoying or molesting a child.
Mvsevm Director Arrested For Sex With Child
It’s not about nature anymore. It’s another friggin’ art gallery and substainable reeducation camp.
They come from a revisit of the strategic plan by the board, staff and volunteers (though, strangely, no direct input from the public), and set to go before city officials for approval.
Much of the implementation is guided by Juan Govea, the museum’s new director of exhibits and education, who formerly taught biology at Salinas High School for 11 years.
“The role of museums are changing,” he says. “We are making some adjustments to be more valuable to the community… building and adding to create a more rich user experience.”
They’ve moved the 20-year-old interactive whale exhibit out, squeezed the gift shop into that space, installed paintings of the Monterey Bay Plein Air Painters Association in the gallery, and moved the Chinese village exhibit to a recessed arm off the lobby.
Mvsevum Rewrites History