Museum of the American Revolution Announces New Director of Education Elizabeth A. Grant
PHILADELPHIA, JAN. 23, 2018 — The Museum of the American Revolution today announced the hiring of Elizabeth A. Grant as Director of Education. Grant brings to the Museum more than a decade of experience in cultural and heritage education, successfully leading teams in developing and delivering active learning programs to engage diverse audiences, including children, young people, students, and lifelong learners.
Most recently, Grant served as Head of Learning at the Royal Institute of British Architects in London, where she developed and delivered a dynamic collections-based architectural design and heritage program. Prior to that, Grant served as Director of Education at the New York Historical Society, where she led the development of the school program curriculum and the production of printed and online teaching resources for both permanent collections and changing exhibitions. She previously worked as Education Coordinator for the BE-ME Foundation at Lighthouse Media Centre.
In her new role, she will provide leadership and expertise for all aspects of the museum’s educational programming, including programming to serve visiting school groups, to support and retain membership, and to attract and serve general visitors.
“Education is the heart of the Museum of the American Revolution’s mission, so we couldn’t be happier to have Liz come on board to lead these efforts,” said Dr. R. Scott Stephenson, Vice President of Collections, Exhibitions, and Programming. “Her energy, experience, and passion for education are essential for developing effective and engaging educational programs that meet the needs of students, teachers, and public audiences.”
Grant received a bachelor’s degree in American Studies from Trinity College in Hartford, CT. She received a master of philosophy degree and a doctorate in American and Canadian Studies from the University of Birmingham in the UK.
About the Museum of the American Revolution
The Museum of the American Revolution explores the dynamic story of the American Revolution using its rich collection of Revolutionary-era weapons, personal items, letters, diaries, and works of art. Immersive galleries, theater experiences, and recreated historical environments bring to life the events, people, and ideals of our nation’s founding and engage people in the history and continuing relevance of the American Revolution. Located just steps away from Independence Hall, Carpenters’ Hall, and Franklin Court, the Museum serves as a portal to the region’s many Revolutionary sites, sparking interest, providing context, and encouraging exploration. The Museum is a private, non-profit, and non-partisan organization. For more information, visit www.AmRevMuseum.org or call 877.740.1776.