TACOMA, WA.- Museum of Glass
announces the appointment of Susan Warner as Deputy Director/Curator. Susan Warner joined Museum of Glass as the Director of Education in February 2001, prior to the Museums official opening in 2002. In 2006, Warner was appointed Director of Public Programs, overseeing the curatorial, education and Hot Shop departments, and in 2009 appointed Deputy Director.
According to Museum of Glass director Timothy Close , After reviewing a number of highly qualified external candidates for this position, it made sense to look within MOGs own talent pool, and Susan Warner was an obvious selection. Warner brings over 30 years of museum, curatorial and educational experience to the position and possesses a solid background in the medium of glass. We are very pleased she has accepted this new role in her career at MOG.
As Deputy Director/Curator, Warner will be responsible for developing the Museums multi-year exhibition schedule and developing exhibition content that is both scholarly and accessible for the Museums dynamic traveling exhibition program. Warner will work with the Museums curatorial, Hot Shop and education departments, as well as with artists, collectors, educators and museums, in researching and developing narrative materials for all exhibitions.
Warner will also be responsible for the Visiting Artist Residency Program in consultation with the Museums Lead Hot Shop Gaffer, Benjamin Cobb. She will work jointly with Museum of Glass Director/CEO Tim Close as the staff liaison to the Museums Collections Committee, chaired by Trustee George H. Weyerhaeuser, Jr.
Warners education work has been honored by the City of Tacoma, with an Art at Work award (2003), and Antioch Universitys Horace Mann Award (2007, alumni category). Prior to joining Museum of Glass , Warner was Director of Education at the Seattle Childrens Museum. She also served as Curator of Education at the State Capital Museum in Olympia and as Assistant Curator, Curator of Decorative Arts at the Dayton Art Institute. Her early career included extensive curatorial work in collection management and exhibition development. In the early 1990s, Warner made the transition to museum education. In 1997, she received Washington State s Gold Apple Award for Excellence in Education and, in 1998, she accepted a Coming Up Taller award for her program, The Experimental Gallery. Born in Geita , Tanzania , Warner earned a Bachelor of Arts in History from Southampton University in England and a Master of Arts in Education from Antioch University in Seattle .