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Albright-Knox appoints new education director

Jennifer Foley, who helped to create a ground-breaking interactive app for the Cleveland Museum of Art, will be the Albright-Knox Art Gallery’s new education director, the gallery announced Wednesday.

Foley will replace former education director Jessica DiPalma, who left the gallery last year to pursue other opportunities, according to gallery communications director Maria Morreale. She will begin her new job at the beginning of April.

In addition to her role as director of interpretation at the Cleveland museum, Foley also has worked for the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, the Humanities Council of Washington, D.C., and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Her mission at the gallery will include “a focus on community engagement and outreach,” Morreale said.

“Jennifer’s appointment underscores our commitment to excellence in education and poises the museum to become an even more vibrant hub where people from all walks of life can connect with art, ideas and one another,” Albright-Knox Director Janne Sirén said in a statement.

During her time in Cleveland, Foley was a key member of the team that created ArtLens, an interactive app that allows museum visitors to browse its entire collections on screens in the museum and on their smart phones and tablets.