Nik Apostolides

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Adjunct Professorial Lecturer of Museum Fiscal Management,
Museum Studies Program


Nik Apostolides is an arts leader, educator, and independent curator. 

Nik serves as the Deputy CEO of the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center. Previously, he was the Associate Director of the National Portrait Gallery. Prior to this, he served as Associate Manager of Planning and Budget at the National Gallery of Art.
Professor Apostolides teaches Museum Fiscal Management.

His latest exhibition toured China in 2014-15, and he is deeply involved in the DC museum community. 


Current Outside Position

As an educator, Nik founded the Capital Experience Lab, a museum-immersive secondary school startup current piloting in Washington, D.C. 



  • Getty Museum Leadership Institute



BA in Art History & Classical Civilizations, Wesleyan University
Certificate in Nonprofit Management, Case Western Reserve University
Certificate in Public Management, Graduate School USDA
Getty Museum Leadership Institute


Professional Organizations

  • Vice-President of the Board, DC Arts and Humanities Education Collaborative
  • Member of the Curatorial Advisory Committee of CityCenterDC, designed by the firm of Foster + Partners