Polly McKenna-Cress, Director of Museum Studies

Museum Studies (MA)

Adjunct Associate of Museum Studies Department,
Museum Exhibition Planning & Design Coordinator

"Creating Exhibitions" authored by Polly McKenna-Cress & Janet Kamien

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. 

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