The College of New Jersey School of Arts and Communication, along with The College of New Jersey Center for the Arts, is happy to announce the appointment of Emily Croll to the position of director and head curator of The College of New Jersey Art Gallery and Sarnoff Museum. Croll will be responsible for providing overall strategy and direction for the exhibition and education programs, care and maintenance of the permanent collection, all fund-raising and financial operations, public relations, and direction interns and volunteers.
Emily Croll has over 20 years of experience in museums as both a director and a curator. Currently, Croll is the curator and academic liaison for art and artifacts at Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania, where she has curated numerous exhibitions accompanied with scholarly publications, overseen a collection of 50,000 objects and taught a graduate museum studies course. Previously, she was senior administrative officer and acting director of the Barnes Foundation, director of the Morven Museum and Garden and director of the Historical Society of Princeton.
John Laughton, dean of TCNJ’s School of the Arts and Communication, said: “We are excited that Ms. Croll will be joining the arts team at The College of New Jersey and know that her extensive experience will be an excellent fit for our visual literacy program and the development of the Sarnoff collection.”
The College of New Jersey Center for the Arts serves as a focal point for the arts at the College and functions to promote arts activities, both on and off campus, collaborate with arts organizations in New Jersey and beyond, advocate for arts education in schools and communities and serve as a link to the curricular needs of all seven schools at The College of New Jersey. The Center facilities include the College Art Gallery, Mildred and Ernest E. Mayo Concert Hall, Kendall Hall Main Stage Theatre, Don Evans Black Box Theatre, WTSR radio and soon-to-be opened Sarnoff Museum. The Center serves as a producer for campus-sponsored events as well as a presenter for events brought to the community for entertainment and education. For more information, please visit http://www.tcnj.edu/~arts/facilities/index.html