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The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens Hires New Director of Education

Mon, 08/20/2012

Jacksonville, Fla. - The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens hires Lynn Norris as the new Director of Education. Norris joined The Cummer on August 20 and has more than 20 years of museum professional experience in education and programs.

As Director of Education, Norris is responsible for developing, implementing, managing and leading a comprehensive education program that advances the Museum’s mission, while taking a holistic and multi-disciplinary approach to engaging a diverse audience. One of her goals is to integrate The Gardens and St. Johns River into the education program and wants to explore and get to know new audiences.

“Lynn brings a ton of experience to Jacksonville, especially in regards to creating innovative educational partnerships and in using education as a tool for connecting visitors of all ages and abilities to the natural world,” said Cummer Director Hope McMath.  “As we expand our landscape through various restoration and beautification projects, we look forward to the energy Lynn will lend to connecting art, gardens and education here at The Cummer.”

Norris most recently served as Director of Educational Programming and Interpretation for Filoli, Woodside, California, where she was responsible for all educational programs and collections, as well as planned and implemented over 200 programs and certificate programs in art, botanical art, decorative art, floral design and horticulture and nature education. Previously, she worked for the San Gabriel River Discovery Center, El Monte, California, the Sam and Alfreda Maloof Foundation for Arts and Crafts, Alta Loma, California, COPIA: The American Center for Wine, Food and the Arts, Napa, California and Exploris: A Museum About the World, Raleigh, North Carolina.

Norris received her Bachelor of Arts degrees in French and multi-disciplinary studies from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and her Master of Arts in Liberal Arts from North Carolina State University, Raleigh.  She is a member of the American Association of Museums and the California Association of Museums and has been recognized for her numerous publications and lectures.

“Museums have an important and ever-increasing role in our communities and the Cummer is an integral part of this area not only historically, but every day,” said Norris. “Jacksonville is our community and continuing to serve its diverse and growing population is not only our mission, but our privilege.  We are partners in the continuing vitality of the Greater Jacksonville Area and that’s exciting.”

For the past 50 years, the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens has been committed to engaging and inspiring through the arts, gardens and education. A permanent collection of nearly 5,000 objects and historic gardens on a riverfront campus offers more than 109,000 annual visitors a truly unique experience on the First Coast. Nationally recognized education programs serve adults and children of all abilities.  For more information, including hours, visit www.cummer.org.

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Mon, 08/20/2012

Jacksonville, Fla. - The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens hires Lynn Norris as the new Director of Education. Norris joined The Cummer on August 20 and has more than 20 years of museum professional experience in education and programs.

As Director of Education, Norris is responsible for developing, implementing, managing and leading a comprehensive education program that advances the Museum’s mission, while taking a holistic and multi-disciplinary approach to engaging a diverse audience. One of her goals is to integrate The Gardens and St. Johns River into the education program and wants to explore and get to know new audiences.

“Lynn brings a ton of experience to Jacksonville, especially in regards to creating innovative educational partnerships and in using education as a tool for connecting visitors of all ages and abilities to the natural world,” said Cummer Director Hope McMath.  “As we expand our landscape through various restoration and beautification projects, we look forward to the energy Lynn will lend to connecting art, gardens and education here at The Cummer.”

Norris most recently served as Director of Educational Programming and Interpretation for Filoli, Woodside, California, where she was responsible for all educational programs and collections, as well as planned and implemented over 200 programs and certificate programs in art, botanical art, decorative art, floral design and horticulture and nature education. Previously, she worked for the San Gabriel River Discovery Center, El Monte, California, the Sam and Alfreda Maloof Foundation for Arts and Crafts, Alta Loma, California, COPIA: The American Center for Wine, Food and the Arts, Napa, California and Exploris: A Museum About the World, Raleigh, North Carolina.

Norris received her Bachelor of Arts degrees in French and multi-disciplinary studies from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and her Master of Arts in Liberal Arts from North Carolina State University, Raleigh.  She is a member of the American Association of Museums and the California Association of Museums and has been recognized for her numerous publications and lectures.

“Museums have an important and ever-increasing role in our communities and the Cummer is an integral part of this area not only historically, but every day,” said Norris. “Jacksonville is our community and continuing to serve its diverse and growing population is not only our mission, but our privilege.  We are partners in the continuing vitality of the Greater Jacksonville Area and that’s exciting.”

For the past 50 years, the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens has been committed to engaging and inspiring through the arts, gardens and education. A permanent collection of nearly 5,000 objects and historic gardens on a riverfront campus offers more than 109,000 annual visitors a truly unique experience on the First Coast. Nationally recognized education programs serve adults and children of all abilities.  For more information, including hours, visit www.cummer.org.

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Jacksonville, Fla. - The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens hires Lynn Norris as the new Director of Education. Norris joined The Cummer on August 20 and has more than 20 years of museum professional experience in education and programs.

As Director of Education, Norris is responsible for developing, implementing, managing and leading a comprehensive education program that advances the Museum’s mission, while taking a holistic and multi-disciplinary approach to engaging a diverse audience. One of her goals is to integrate The Gardens and St. Johns River into the education program and wants to explore and get to know new audiences.

“Lynn brings a ton of experience to Jacksonville, especially in regards to creating innovative educational partnerships and in using education as a tool for connecting visitors of all ages and abilities to the natural world,” said Cummer Director Hope McMath.  “As we expand our landscape through various restoration and beautification projects, we look forward to the energy Lynn will lend to connecting art, gardens and education here at The Cummer.”

Norris most recently served as Director of Educational Programming and Interpretation for Filoli, Woodside, California, where she was responsible for all educational programs and collections, as well as planned and implemented over 200 programs and certificate programs in art, botanical art, decorative art, floral design and horticulture and nature education. Previously, she worked for the San Gabriel River Discovery Center, El Monte, California, the Sam and Alfreda Maloof Foundation for Arts and Crafts, Alta Loma, California, COPIA: The American Center for Wine, Food and the Arts, Napa, California and Exploris: A Museum About the World, Raleigh, North Carolina.

Norris received her Bachelor of Arts degrees in French and multi-disciplinary studies from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and her Master of Arts in Liberal Arts from North Carolina State University, Raleigh.  She is a member of the American Association of Museums and the California Association of Museums and has been recognized for her numerous publications and lectures.

“Museums have an important and ever-increasing role in our communities and the Cummer is an integral part of this area not only historically, but every day,” said Norris. “Jacksonville is our community and continuing to serve its diverse and growing population is not only our mission, but our privilege.  We are partners in the continuing vitality of the Greater Jacksonville Area and that’s exciting.”

For the past 50 years, the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens has been committed to engaging and inspiring through the arts, gardens and education. A permanent collection of nearly 5,000 objects and historic gardens on a riverfront campus offers more than 109,000 annual visitors a truly unique experience on the First Coast. Nationally recognized education programs serve adults and children of all abilities.  For more information, including hours, visit www.cummer.org.

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Mon, 08/20/2012

Jacksonville, Fla. - The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens hires Lynn Norris as the new Director of Education. Norris joined The Cummer on August 20 and has more than 20 years of museum professional experience in education and programs.

As Director of Education, Norris is responsible for developing, implementing, managing and leading a comprehensive education program that advances the Museum’s mission, while taking a holistic and multi-disciplinary approach to engaging a diverse audience. One of her goals is to integrate The Gardens and St. Johns River into the education program and wants to explore and get to know new audiences.

“Lynn brings a ton of experience to Jacksonville, especially in regards to creating innovative educational partnerships and in using education as a tool for connecting visitors of all ages and abilities to the natural world,” said Cummer Director Hope McMath.  “As we expand our landscape through various restoration and beautification projects, we look forward to the energy Lynn will lend to connecting art, gardens and education here at The Cummer.”

Norris most recently served as Director of Educational Programming and Interpretation for Filoli, Woodside, California, where she was responsible for all educational programs and collections, as well as planned and implemented over 200 programs and certificate programs in art, botanical art, decorative art, floral design and horticulture and nature education. Previously, she worked for the San Gabriel River Discovery Center, El Monte, California, the Sam and Alfreda Maloof Foundation for Arts and Crafts, Alta Loma, California, COPIA: The American Center for Wine, Food and the Arts, Napa, California and Exploris: A Museum About the World, Raleigh, North Carolina.

Norris received her Bachelor of Arts degrees in French and multi-disciplinary studies from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and her Master of Arts in Liberal Arts from North Carolina State University, Raleigh.  She is a member of the American Association of Museums and the California Association of Museums and has been recognized for her numerous publications and lectures.

“Museums have an important and ever-increasing role in our communities and the Cummer is an integral part of this area not only historically, but every day,” said Norris. “Jacksonville is our community and continuing to serve its diverse and growing population is not only our mission, but our privilege.  We are partners in the continuing vitality of the Greater Jacksonville Area and that’s exciting.”

For the past 50 years, the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens has been committed to engaging and inspiring through the arts, gardens and education. A permanent collection of nearly 5,000 objects and historic gardens on a riverfront campus offers more than 109,000 annual visitors a truly unique experience on the First Coast. Nationally recognized education programs serve adults and children of all abilities.  For more information, including hours, visit www.cummer.org.

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