TOLEDO, OH.- The Toledo Museum of Art
has promoted two staff members to newly created senior management positions. Andrea Gardner, who served as director of collections, is now senior director of curatorial affairs; and Mike Deetsch, previously the director of education and engagement, has been named the Emma Leah Bippus senior director of learning and interpretation.
The combined expertise of these collaborative and innovative leaders will help TMA achieve the ambitious goals set forth in our strategic plan, said Adam Levine, the Museums Edward Drummond and Florence Scott Libbey director and CEO. Andrea and Mike will play critical roles in operationalizing our commitment to quality and developing our culture of belonging.
Gardner has served TMA since 2006, beginning as an intern in the curatorial and registration departments. She was promoted to director of collections in 2017, managing logistical support for the display and care of the Museums collections. In addition to her role of overseeing Collections, Andrea will assume additional responsibilities in becoming the senior director of curatorial affairs. Gardner holds a masters degree in ancient art history from the University of Texas (Austin), and a bachelors degree in Latin and classics from Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Deetsch joined TMA in 2013 as assistant director of education. He was named the director of education and engagement in 2015, managing the Docent program, Museum curriculum and art classes. Prior to joining TMA, Deetsch served the Brooklyn Museum as a senior museum educator, the Lexington Art League as exhibition and programs director, and the Kentucky Historical Society as the student programs manager. He was chosen to participate in the Getty Leadership Institute's NextGen program in 2012. Deetsch received his Master of Science in art education from the Pratt Institute and a Bachelor of Arts in art history from Hanover College.