Office of Public Affairs

The Office of Public Affairs serves as central point for disseminating information about the Museum to the media and the public. The office promotes exhibitions, donations, events, research, and staff through strategic publicity campaigns, marketing, advertising, calendar notices, and more.

The office tracks and responds to incoming media queries, develops strategies for effective information about museum activities, and approves advertisements for exhibitions and public programs and outside media releases by agencies and donors.

Among the events that the office stages are press previews, press conferences, exhibition dedication ceremonies, donation ceremonies, and press luncheons. The office also facilitates all interviews with the director and curators and coordinates all media, documentary, and commercial film crews.

Awards:

  • Public Relations Society of America, Award of Excellence, 2000 and 2003
  • Best Media Campaign of the Year, Bulldog Awards for Excellence in Media Relations and Publicity, 2003
  • Gold: Arts and Entertainment, Bulldog Awards for Excellence in Media Relations and Publicity, 2002
  • Gold: Internet/New Media, Bulldog Awards for Excellence in Media Relations and Publicity, 2002
  • Gold: Arts and Entertainment, Bulldog Awards for Excellence in Media Relations and Publicity, 2001

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Staff

Laura Duff

Public Affairs Assistant
Deputy Director
Director

Lauren Meegan

Public Affairs Assistant
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