Maureen Nicholson
Maureen Nicholson
Curator of Education


Room:AR 328B

Maureen Nicholson is the Curator of Education for the David Owsley Museum of Art. With a background in both formal and informal education, she passionately seeks to drive forward connections between museums, school districts, faculty, and community organizations.

Maureen manages the education department, including the development and implementation of creative programs, events, and activities. She has a continuing focus on collaborating with educators of all content areas and grade levels in order to best facilitate learning through artwork and objects, supplementing classroom curriculum, and highlight the museum as not only a valuable resource for the campus, but the Muncie School district and surrounding communities.

Maureen has a Bachelor of Science in Art Education from the State University of New Paltz in New Paltz, New York. She received her Master of Arts in Museum Studies from Syracuse University in Syracuse, New York, during which time she was awarded the Louise & Bernard Palitz Grad Art Scholar Award for her contributions to the education department in the Syracuse University Art Galleries. She previously led the education department at the Roswell Museum and Art Center in Roswell, New Mexico, where she directed the planning, arranging, and facilitation for educational programs employing all resources and collections. In the fall of 2017, Maureen received the Museum Educator of the Year Award for the state of New Mexico.