African-American Woman to Head Smithsonian’s Education Programs

Claudine K. Brown was named director of education at the Smithsonian Institution.  In this position she will be responsible for all educational initiatives and will coordinate the efforts of 32 education-based offices in Smithsonian museums and science centers.

Since 1995 Brown has served as director of arts and culture programs at the Nathan Cummings Foundation in New York. She previously headed the Smithsonian’s National African-American Museum project and held several positions at the Brooklyn Museum. She also taught in the museum education program at the Bank Street Graduate School of Education in New York.

Brown is a graduate of Pratt Institute and Brooklyn Law School. She also holds a master’s degree from Bank Street Graduate School.