Emily Holtrop (BA '97, Public History) is the Director of Learning and Interpretation at the Cincinnati Art Museum— and she was recently appointed to the role of Museum Division Director-Elect for the National Art Education Association. Voted on by her peers from across the country, Holtrop will serve in this position beginning March 10, 2013 for two years. Afterwards she will be the Museum Division Director for an additional two years.
As the Museum Division Director-Elect, Holtrop will represent museum educators from all over the country on the NAEA Board of Directors, helping to promote art education and museum education on a national scale.
Holtrop has been a member of the NAEA for over ten years. She was appointed to be on the Development Committee for the Museum Division as the Western Region Representative-Elect in 2008 and as the Western Region Representative in 2010. She has worked in the Division of Learning and Interpretation at the Cincinnati Art Museum since 2002 as the former assistant curator of education for school and teacher programs.
As Director of Learning and Interpretation, she oversees the Art Museum’s interpretive and educational programming including school and teacher, youth and family, and adult programs. Holtrop holds degrees and the University College of London: Bartlett School of Architecture, in addition to her degree from WMU.
Founded in 1947, The National Art Education Association is the leading professional membership organization exclusively for visual arts educators. More than 8,000 members include elementary, middle and high school visual arts educators, college and university professors, researchers and scholars, teaching artists, administrators and supervisors, and art museum educators, as well as more than 45,000 students who are members of the National Art Honor Society or are university students preparing to be art educators. The NAEA represents members in all fifty states plus the District of Columbia, U.S. Possessions, most Canadian Provinces, U.S. military bases around the world, and twenty-five foreign countries.