Kaminski House Museum gets new director

  • Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Robin Gabriel

The Kaminski House Museum on Front Street has a new executive director that brings to the job more than three decades of experience in all aspects of museum work as an educator, administrator and curator.
Robin Gabriel moved to Georgetown from Pittsburgh to take the job, said Elaine C Waddell, president of the Friends of the Kaminski House, the group that oversees the museum.
Waddell said Gabriel received her A.B. from Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio and her M.A.T. in Museum Education from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C.
“As a curator, Robin has managed 18th and 19th century American collections and has designed and installed both permanent and temporary exhibitions on history and art for various museums.
She was the Founding Director of Monticello's (Virginia) Education Department that encompasses all aspects of museum education including an interactive family learning center, online educational programs , family workshops, adult programming and exhibitions,” Waddell states.
She said Gabriel will, among other duties, be in charge of the collection and the day to day operations at the museum while working with the Friends to assure that the Kaminski House Museum will remain one of Georgetown's most attractive tourist sites.
Gabriel told the Georgetown Times she wanted to move to the area because she loves small towns and the Kaminski House has a nice reputation within the museum community.
“I fell in love with the people here and it has a great board of directors,” she said.
“The Friends of the Kaminski House are excited to have Robin on staff and look forward to the museum's great success with Robin as its Executive Director,” Waddell wrote.

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