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Tsongas Industrial History Center Welcomes New Director


LOWELL ߝ Dr. Beryl Rosenthal has been appointed as the new director of The Tsongas Industrial History Center. The Tsongas Center is a partnership between the University of Massachusetts Lowell Graduate School of Education and Lowell National Historical Park.
Rosenthal comes to the Tsongas Center with a broad range of experience in the field of museum education.  She was most recently the Director of Exhibitions and Public Programs for the MIT Museum. Prior to that, she served as Director of Museum Education for the Robert S. Peabody Museum of Archaeology at Phillips Academy.  She has also served as the Director of Science and Galleries for the St. Louis Science Center and Director of Resources, Education in Arts, Culture and History (REACH) at the Indiana Historical Bureau.

“Beryl’s experience will help to reinforce and extend the link between the Center’s focus on industrial history and technology,” says Anita Greenwood, UML’s interim dean of the Graduate School of Education.  “Beryl has a proven track record of working with the community and helping to draw the public to informal education.”

Rosenthal earned a Ph. D. in Anthropology from the State University of New York at Buffalo and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Parsons School of Design/the New School for Social Research.

“As a resident of the Merrimack Valley, I love this area and look forward to contributing to the community in a very real way,” she says.  “I see a lot of opportunity in terms of reaching out to the international community and working with local groups to help in that regard.  I would also like to develop more adult and family programming in order to offer something that will appeal to people of all ages.”

Rosenthal resides in Andover, Mass.

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