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Mead Art Museum Appoints Emily Potter-Ndiaye Head of Education, Curator of Academic Programs

The Mead Art Museum at Amherst College announced that Emily Potter-Ndiaye has been named its new head of education and curator of academic programs, effective August 20. Potter-Ndiaye will be responsible for helping the college’s faculty and students engage with the museum’s nineteen-thousand-work collection.

Potter-Ndiaye comes to the Mead from the Brooklyn Historical Society, where she has been director of education since August 2013. During her tenure, Potter-Ndiaye has grown the organization’s programs across all three of its sites—its flagship building at 128 Pierrepont Street and its satellite spaces in DUMBO and at the Brooklyn Navy Yard—so that it could serve more than fifteen thousand students and teachers annually through free school programs, teacher workshops, and other initiatives.

“We are so happy to have Emily Potter-Ndiaye join the talented staff at the Mead,” said David E. Little, director and chief curator of the museum. “Emily is passionate about connecting students of all backgrounds with art. She brings to the position natural leadership skills and a new vision of education that emphasizes collaboration, scholarly rigor, and experiential learning through working with artists.”

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