Marnie Weir, who most recently worked as the director of public education and visitor services at the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine in New York, will join the Worcester Art Museum in Massachusetts as director of education and experience on October 22. She will succeed Marcia Lagerwey, who is moving into a part-time role after more than 30 years in the education and audience engagement division at the museum.
Weir, who starts October 22, will oversee all educational and public programing at WAM, as well as the department’s administrative staff, art faculty, and volunteer docents. She will also work closely with the curatorial and exhibition teams and lead the museum-wide Audience Experience Work Group.
“Throughout my career, I have committed myself to the work of strengthening museums’ roles as public institutions,” Weir said in a statement. “This commitment is bolstered by a fervent belief that education, art, and the humanities are mutually affirming sparks needed to foster interactive learning that inspires discourse and community. I have witnessed firsthand the incredible cultural assets of Worcester, and look forward to applying my experience in museum education toward the success of this great institution.”