Friday, April 4, 2008

World Awareness Children’s Museum Hires New Assistant Director

Lynne Rosenthal has joined the World Awareness Children’s Museum in Glens Falls, NY as their new assistant director.  She will be building the museum’s educational, membership, marketing, grant writing and development programs. 
Formerly, Ms. Rosenthal managed after-school enrichment and arts in education programs for the Washington-Saratoga-Warren-Hamilton-Essex BOCES.  Ms. Rosenthal’s department, as part of the BOCES Gifted and Talented Resource Center , served 2,000 students after-school, and coordinated over 400 Arts-in-Education in-school programs and field trips annually. She also served as executive board secretary for the Statewide Arts in Education Network for BOCES and Small Cities .
Prior to BOCES, Ms. Rosenthal worked as the Executive Director of the Excel Interactive Science Museum, and as the Administrative Director of the Art Institute and Gallery, both of Salisbury , Maryland . She also worked as the Marketing Communications Director for TRT Telecommunications Corp., in Washington , DC . She graduated magna cum laude from Virginia Tech, majoring in Marketing Management and Business Administration.
The daughter of a U.S. Army Officer, Ms. Rosenthal lived as a young child in Tehran , Iran for several years.  Her father was also stationed in France and Ethiopia, and her childhood home was filled with artifacts from all of these places, including camel saddles, African masks, zebra-skin drums, and many other items similar to those in the Museum’s collection.
About the Museum
Chartered by New York State in 1995, the World Awareness Children’s Museum offers interactive cultural arts programming for children, students and families. Currently undergoing a Capital Campaign for renovations on a new building at 89 Warren Street in Glens Falls , slated for opening in 2009, the Museum currently offers children’s exhibits at offsite locations and outreach educational programs for schools and other institutions.
Since 1988, the Museum has run an International Youth Art Exchange Program.  Art created by children is shared worldwide through a network of volunteer world travelers.  Around 500 youth from Asian, European and African nations, as well as North, South and Latin American countries contribute their art to the Museum each year.   
The Museum’s permanent collection includes over 6,000 works of children’s art from 66 countries and a 3000 plus piece collection of international artifacts, textiles and clothing.   International youth art exhibitions travel to schools, educational institutions, museums and public venues across the United States .    Founded to plant seeds of tolerance in children, the Museum seeks to create concrete connections for children to world cultures, using art conceived through the eyes of children to promote peace and understanding among people of the world.  
For more information about the World Awareness Children’s Museum, visit,  call the Museum offices at 518-793-2773, email Ms. Rosenthal at, or visit the office at 174-176 Glen Street in Glens Falls, Monday – Friday, 10 am – 2 pm or by appointment.

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