The Mid Atlantic Association of Museums board announced that Caroline Brown has been hired as the new Executive Director. In this role she will lead the major museum organization serving New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey, Delaware, and Washington, D.C. Brown will plan and coordinate MAAM’s popular annual conference and its national Building Museums event. She will also work with the board to support museum professionals throughout the mid-Atlantic region through programs, mentoring, and services.
Caroline Brown is the former Assistant to the Directors/Membership & Programs Coordinator at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art and more recently the grant writer for the Musicians of Ma’alwyck, an ensemble that plays historic eighteenth and nineteenth century music. She has also worked for the Brick Store Museum in Maine and Old Sturbridge Village. She holds a B.A. degree from Barnard College and will receive an M.A. degree from the Cooperstown Graduate Program in May.
“We are excited about the enthusiasm and expertise that Caroline Brown brings to MAAM. She recently worked with the board on the development of our new strategic plan and the board was impressed with her expertise and skill. She shares our commitment to supporting museum professionals at all levels and to creating more equitable and diverse institutions—a hallmark of MAAM’s programs and services.”
Brown replaces Averie Shaughnessy-Comfort who recently took a position as the Director of Development at the Erie Art Museum in Erie, Pennsylvania.