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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 18, 2012
Williams Announces New Museum Director
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Williamstown, Mass. Williams College today announced the appointment of Christina
Olsen as the Class of 1956 Director of the Williams College Museum of Art (WCMA).
Olsen is currently the director of education and public programs at the Portland Art
Museum and previously worked at the Getty Foundation and Getty Museum.
Olsen, who will begin her appointment on May 1, comes to WCMA with extensive
experience in public programming, community outreach, and the incorporation of new
technologies into the museum experience. Trained as a Renaissance scholar, Olsen has
established a record of creating highly innovative curatorial and educational projects by
working to deepen existing audience participation and broaden the scope of her audiences.
"I'm excited to work with the Williams College Museum of Art's impressive staff to build on
the museum's prestigious legacy and outstanding collection, and to expand its role as a vital