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Museums and Cultural Affairs Department selects Director for El Paso Museum of Art

The City of El Paso and the Museums and Cultural Affairs Department (MCAD) is pleased to announce that Dr. Victoria Ramirez has been selected as Director of the El Paso Museum of Art.

Dr. Ramirez was selected following an extensive recruitment process that included community stakeholders.

“The City of El Paso continues to enhance the leadership team for the Museums and Cultural Affairs Department,” said City Manager Tommy Gonzalez. “This addition to the team follows the recent appointment of a Director for the Museum of Archaeology and demonstrates the City’s commitment to cultural services in our community.”

Dr. Ramirez comes to the El Paso Museum of Art from the Bullock Texas State History Museum where she has served as Director since 2013. While at the Bullock Museum, she restructured the organization to create more robust education, student visits, membership, visitor services, and increased attendance.

Under her direction, the Museum launched a new website featuring the award-winning Texas Story Project, an outreach initiative that seeks to engage a broader audience in the Museum. Dr. Ramirez’s work in integrating technology into the Museum has been recognized by the American Alliance for Museums, the Texas Association of Museums and the American Association for State and Local History.

“We are pleased to welcome Dr. Ramirez to the El Paso Museum of Art. She will continue the high quality programming our community and region have come to expect from this Museum and use her background and experience to take the Museum’s offerings to the next level,” said Museums and Cultural Affairs Department Director Tracey Jerome.

Prior to joining the Bullock Museum, Dr. Ramirez served as director of education for the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Before joining the Museum of Fine Arts in 1999, she served as curator of education with the Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia.

She holds an Ed.D. with a focus on curriculum and instruction from the University of Houston, a M.A.T. in museum education and art history from George Washington University in Washington, D.C., and a B.A. in art History from the University of Maryland.

Dr. Ramirez will begin her new role on January 23, 2017.

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