Appointment of Rika Burnham as Head of Education

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The Frick Collection is pleased to announce that Rika Burnham joins the staff as Head of Education as of March 12, 2008. Comments Director Anne L. Poulet, “Rika has played a notable leadership role in the field of museum education, and we are delighted to welcome her to the Frick. Her role here will be a vital one, ensuring through many means—among them school partnerships, cross-organizational collaborations, public programs, and information offered on-site—that the museum effectively reaches and addresses various audiences.” Adds Colin B. Bailey, Associate Director and Peter Jay Sharp Chief Curator, “With Rika Burnham’s appointment, the Education Department at The Frick Collection comes of age. Given her impressive background and credentials, we have high expectations that she will create a variety of thoughtful, carefully constructed programs for diverse audiences, and that each of the department’s offerings will reflect an unwavering commitment to the close and careful study of the works of art that are displayed at 1 East 70th Street.”