SAINT LOUIS, MO.-
The Saint Louis Art Museum
is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Murawski to the position of School Services Director. He joins the Museum on March 16.
Since 2006, Murawski has served as education and public programs coordinator at Washington University's Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum. Within that role he was responsible for the development and implementation of academic and public educational programs for the Kemper Art Museum.
As director of School Services, Murawski will oversee the creation of thematic and self-guided programs for K-12 students to facilitate museum visits and support school curricula. He will also oversee the design and creation of materials and programs that support specific skills relating to state and local academic standards. Lastly, Murawski will focus on establishing a new training program for teachers focusing on in-depth looking, visual literacy, and critical thinking skills.
This spring Murawski will chair a session on museum teaching strategies at the annual meeting of the American Association of Museums and will present on real-time learning programs at the Missouri Art Education Association conference.
Murawski, a St. Louis native, earned his BA in art history and history from Truman State University in 2000. He then went on to American University in Washington, D.C., where he earned his MA and PhD in Education, in 2002 and 2006, respectively.