Newark Museum


49 Washington Street
Newark, NJ 07102
County: Essex


Mr. Steven Kern

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For general operating support of the Newark Museum's 2014 exhibitions and programming.

Organization Background

Founded in 1909 as a museum of art, science and education, the Newark Museum remains the largest museum in New Jersey, serving more than 250,000 visitors each year on-site, off-site and online. With art and science collections that have achieved regional, national and international renown, the Museum is recognized as one of the largest museum educators in the country by the American Association of Art Museum Directors' survey of leading national museums. This commitment to innovative exhibitions and exemplary education programs provides the inspiration for the Museum's mission statement: 'the Newark Museum operates in the public trust as a museum of service, a leader in connecting objects and ideas to the needs and wishes of its constituencies. We believe that our art and science collections have the power to educate, inspire and transform individuals of all ages, and the local, regional, national and international communities that we serve.'

The Museum's staff is dedicated to service, reflects the diversity of its constituency, and has the talent to carry out the Museum's mission. Key personnel include Steven Kern (Director and CEO), Meme Omogbai (COO), Ulysses Dietz (Chief Curator/Curator of Decorative Arts), Dr. Christa Clarke (Senior Curator, Arts of Global Africa), Dr. Katherine Paul (Curator of Asian Art) and Dr. Ismael Calderon (Director of Science).

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