George Shackelford joined the museum as Assistant Curator, European Art in 1984. In 1985 he was named Assistant Curator, European Painting and Sculpture, and then as Associate Curator in 1986. In 1987, he was named Curator, European Painting and Sculpture and served as such until his departure in 1996.
From the description of George T.M. Shackelford subject files, 1984-1994 (Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Hirsch Library). WorldCat record id: 213351853