The Virginia Association of Museums Appoints Tramia Jackson to Governing Council Tramia Jackson, who serves as director of education and public programs for the Fredericksburg Area Museum and Cultural Center will be our very first director of emerging museum professionals
GardenNews.biz - Mar 26,2013 - The Virginia Association of Museums Appoints Tramia Jackson to Governing Council
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA - - During the 2013 Annual Conference of the Virginia Association of Museums (VAM), new members and officers were appointed to the VAM Governing Council. Tramia Jackson, who serves as director of education and public programs for the Fredericksburg Area Museum and Cultural Center will be our very first director of emerging museum professionals. This is a new Governing Council seat, intended to enrich the Council through the contributions, opinions, and energy of a young professional. Creation of the seat reflects the fact that a growing number of younger museum professionals are in working in Virginia.*
Ms. Jackson earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in History from the College of William and Mary in 2008. In 2012 she went on to achieve her Master's degree in History Museum Studies from the Cooperstown Graduate Program at the State University of New York at Oneonta. "As an emerging museum professional, I am excited and honored for the opportunity to serve on the VAM Council," said Jackson. Likewise, we are fortunate to have such a fine group of people to support VAM's mission to promote professionalism in Virginia's museum community, to determine directions, goals and priorities for the Association, and to define policy governing the Association. Says Margo Carlock, VAM's executive director, "Tramia Jackson will bring valuable knowledge and insight to Council in her role as director for emerging museum professionals." View a complete listing and contact information for all of VAM's Governing Council members on our website.
*The Council defines an emerging professional as someone who is under the age of 35 with at least three years of experience as a paid or unpaid staff member at a museum, science center, or historic property with at least an undergraduate degree in a field that contributes to the profession. The candidate must be a VAM member in good standing at the time of election.
The Virginia Association of Museums is a non-profit, professional membership organization for museums and individuals associated with museums, primarily in Virginia and Washington D.C., serving all museum disciplines. The mission of the Virginia Association of Museums is to serve as the resource network of the Virginia and District of Columbia museum community through education, technical assistance, and advocacy. VAM is governed by a twenty-one member Council. The Council acts as a Board of Trustees and policy-making body, therefore has responsibility for the continuity (financial health) and direction (programming) of the Association. Find out more by visiting www.vamuseums.org.