For immediate Release
Bowie (MD)—The Board of Directors of the National Capital Radio & Television Museum (NCRTV), is very pleased to announce that the Board has appointed Laurie A. Baty as Executive Director of the Museum. Baty is currently the Deputy Director. She brings to the Museum more than 30 years of experience in both museum administration and curatorial work having held positions at National Archives & Records Museum, the US Holocaust Memorial Museum, the Department of the Interior, and the National Law Enforcement Museum. Baty also has served as a director of the Mid-Atlantic Association of Museum and various committees on the Society of American Archivists.
“We are thrilled with the selection of Laurie Baty as our new Executive Director,” stated David Green, Chairman of the Board of Directors. “Laurie is one of those rare museum professionals who understands both administration and collections. We needed someone who would build financial stability, while at the same time develop programs at the highest level. We are delighted that founding Executive Director Brian Belanger will stay on in his volunteer role as curator/librarian.”
“I am delighted and honored to be made Executive Director. In the three years since joining the Museum, we have seen an increase in programs, visitation, membership, and donations. As Executive Director I hope to bring additional vitality, excitement, and fresh perspectives to our work,” said Baty. “I look forward to building on its early successes.”
Baty holds a Bachelor of Arts in History, Secondary Education from Gettysburg College (Gettysburg, PA) and a Masters of Arts in American Studies, Smithsonian Program in Material Culture with a concentration in Museum Studies from The George Washington University (Washington, DC.) She is a Distinguished Fellow of the Society of American Archivists. Baty will assume the Executive Director position December 1, 2014.
The National Capital Radio & Television Museum opened its doors in 1999 with an all volunteer staff. It is currently housed in the 1906 home of the Mitchellville general store manager through a partnership with the City of Bowie. The Museum is the only museum in the metro Washington, DC, area dedicated to the collection, preservation, and interpretation of the history of radio and television. Its goal is to educate the public about the development and impact of electronic media.
The NCRTV Museum is located at 2608 Mitchellville Road in Bowie.
Museum hours are Friday 10-5 and Sat. and Sun. 1-5.
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