Following a nationwide search, Timothy Paul Brown has been named Director of Education at the Taft Museum of Art
Brown comes to the Taft from the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, where he spent four successful years as curator of education. He will begin his tenure on January 30.
Brown will oversee the education department staff, which includes a large team of dedicated volunteer docents. He will be responsible for engaging new and existing audiences, increasing public involvement, and expanding the Tafts role in the community.
He has more than 15 years of experience in museum education. Prior to the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, he worked as Curator of Education at the Columbus Museum and Associate Curator of Education at the Hunter Museum of American Art, among other positions.
During Browns career, he has worked closely with docents to implement an array of programs for audiences of all ages, including a monthly book club for adults, school programs for K12 students and teachers, and Tales for Tots for preschool audiences. He has formed numerous partnerships with schools, community organizations, and artists. Brown has also been instrumental in developing digital and interactive content for gallery and online learning.
We are thrilled that Timothy will be joining the senior management team at the Museum. This is an integral role at the Taft. Timothys track record, combined with his hands-on experience, will help the Museum enhance its educational offerings for adults, children, students, and families, said Deborah Emont Scott, Director/CEO, Taft Museum of Art.
Im honored for the opportunity to arouse curiosity and spark interest among staff, docents, board, volunteers, and the community, said Brown. I look forward to creating a dialogue with our visitors and creating lasting educational experiences.
Brown earned a bachelors degree in fine arts and a masters degree in museum education from the University of the Arts.