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Danforth Museum Director Earns Leadership Award

Filed under: Arts / Culture by News Staff at 2:59 am on May 25, 2010

[PHOTO] Katherine French, Executive Director, Danforth Museum of Art

Katherine French, Executive Director, Danforth Museum of Art

FRAMINGHAM, MA - The Danforth Museum of Art is pleased to announce that Executive Director Katherine French was awarded the "She Has Impact" award at the Metrowest Chamber of Commerce Women's Initiative Awards Dinner Tuesday night. The award recognizes French's significant contribution in expanding the quality and reach of the Danforth Museum of Art during her five year tenure.

Bonnie Biocchi, President and CEO of the Metrowest Chamber, noted that, under French's direction, the Danforth has tripled its membership, increased individual donations by 27%, and expanded the operating budget 36%.

The Museum has been recognized with several awards for curatorial excellence and was named “Outstanding Cultural Organization for 2008” by the Massachusetts Art Education Collaborative.  “Under Katherine's leadership, the Danforth has become a premier attraction not just for Framingham but across New England,” Biocchi said. She also commended French for the development of curriculum-based learning for thousands of school children, the creation of a teen docents program, and for curating a number of award-winning exhibitions.

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Danforth Museum Reports Record Attendence in 2009

Filed under: Arts / Culture by News Staff at 6:43 pm on December 16, 2009

Letter from Katherine French, Director, Danforth Museum:

FRAMINGHAM, MA - During 2009, an increasing number of visitors made their way to our Framingham location, and we experienced the highest attendance ever. Marketing and building feasibility studies funded by the Massachusetts Cultural Council helped support a renewed commitment to the Danforth Building. Museum membership and ...[read more]


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