Sunday, November 7, 2010

Nassau County Museum of Art (NCMA), announced that Laura Lynch has been appointed the museum’s Director of Education.

Karl E. Willers, Ph.D., Director of Nassau County Museum of Art (NCMA), announced that Laura Lynch has been appointed the museum’s Director of Education. She begins her new position at the Museum on November 8, 2010.

Lynch brings extensive experience in art education and administration to her new responsibilities at NCMA. For 10 years she served Queens Museum of Art (QMA) in a variety of roles, including and most recently as the senior manager of school, youth and family programs. At QMA, she created and implemented programs for children, schools, educators, and family groups and also was responsible for a program of encouraging English language proficiency in ESL students using visual literacy. At NCMA Lynch will oversee all public educational programming for adults, children and school groups and all aspects of the museum’s educational outreach to the community, including the development of the museum’s new Art Space for Children. She will also oversee the training of the museum’s approximately 50 docents.

Lynch said: "I look forward to joining the fine staff of Nassau County Museum of Art. It is my goal to continue the outstanding work that occurs at the museum on a daily basis while providing additional opportunities for creative enrichment utilizing the museum's outstanding resources."

Laura Lynch, a resident of Merrick, NY, holds an undergraduate degree in art education and painting from SUNY-New Paltz and a graduate degree in secondary art education from Queens College. She was recognized by the Queens Teens Program with the President’s Office on Arts and Humanities 2008 Coming Up Taller award.

Nassau County Museum of Art is chartered under the laws of New York State as a not-for-profit private educational institution and museum. A privately elected board of trustees is responsible for its governance. The museum is funded through income derived from admissions, parking, membership, special events and private and corporate donations as well as federal and state grants.

Nassau County Museum of Art is located at 1 Museum Drive in Roslyn Harbor, New York just off Northern Boulevard, Route 25A, two traffic lights west of Glen Cove Road. For information call (516) 484-9337 or log onto nassaumuseum/org.

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