Adjunct Associate of Museum Studies Department,
Museum Exhibition Planning + Design Coordinator
Polly McKenna-Cress is the chief engagement officer for the Please Touch Museum in Philadelphia. A former director of the UArts Museum Studies program, she is the co-author with Janet Kamien of the internationally recognized book, Creating Exhibitions: Collaboration in the Planning, Development, and Design of Innovative Experiences (Wiley, 2013).
Polly has 30+ years of experience working within museums and design firms, presents at professional conferences and a holds a number of board seats.
A Noyce Leadership Institute Fellow (2015), she attended the Rhode Island School of Design and is an early graduate of the UArts Museum Exhibition Planning + Design program.