Appointment of New Head of Learning & Events Programming

March 28, 2013 - Sue Bond

The American Museum in Britain in Bath is delighted to announce the appointment of Zoë Dennington to the post of Head of Learning & Events Programming from 25 March 2013.

Formerly Heritage Outreach and Engagement Officer at the Swindon Museum and Art Gallery, Zoë has also been the Culture Education Manager for Swindon Borough Council and Learning Workshop Leader for Bath and North East Somerset Heritage Services.  Brought up in Bristol, she graduated in 2009 from the University of Liverpool with a first class honours in Latin American Studies and went on to gain a Masters in Cultural Heritage Studies at University College London.

In her role as Head of Learning & Events Programming at the American Museum, Zoë will be responsible for the development and delivery of educational programmes and tours for visiting school groups, as well as expanding and implementing an outreach programme for schools.  She will also work with colleagues in developing and implementing the Museum’s public programme of events and oversee and train its volunteers.  As a head of department and member of the senior management team, Zoë will promote visitors’ enjoyment of the Museum and gardens and assist in achieving the Museum’s mission, potential income and targets.

Zoë commented: “I am delighted to be joining the team at the American Museum.  It’s really exciting to be working with such a wonderful heritage and decorative arts collection and I look forward to creating new opportunities for people of all ages to enjoy what the Museum has to offer.”

The American Museum in Britain is celebrated for its magnificent decorative arts collection comprising over 200 historic American quilts, exceptional pieces of Shaker furniture, exuberant folk art paintings and sculpture, Native American objects, and Renaissance maps of the New World.  The Museum also has the most significant collection of American folk art in Europe and extensive grounds, including the Arboretum of American trees.

This year’s exhibition GANGSTERS & GUNSLINGERS – The Good, the Bad & the Memorabilia, 23 March to 3 November 2013, brings together two defining chapters in the history of the United States that shaped America’s national identity:  the Wild West (mid 1860s to the late 1880s) and the wild years of the Prohibition/Depression era (1920s and early 1930s).

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