Ramona Lindsey (left) and Sarah McCartt-Jackson | Courtesy of KMAC

Ramona Lindsey (left) and Sarah McCartt-Jackson | Courtesy of KMAC

Just last month, Insider reported on the news that Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft (KMAC) was getting a makeover after 35 years at its West Main Street quarters. Renovations will begin this month, and the museum is scheduled to be back up and running by spring of 2016. The news came with the announcement that KMAC is committed to expanding its educational programs.

Part of that commitment came today, when KMAC released a statement saying they’ve hired Ramona Lindsey as its new director of education and Sarah McCartt-Jackson as its assistant director of education. Both women have strong backgrounds in museum education.

“Due to their extensive experience in museum education led by (former director) Dane Waters, Sarah and Ramona have much to bring to the direction of the program,” said executive director and chief curator Aldy Milliken in the press release. “Upcoming renovations will allow for new, innovative programming, and KMAC is fortunate to have them at the helm.”

Lindsey is a Louisville native and veteran elementary educator. She joined KMAC as its museum educator in 2014. McCartt-Jackson, who was previously the education coordinator, has more than 10 years of teaching experience both in and out of the classroom and brings with her a background in literary arts and cultural studies.

“Through community engagement and collaboration, we will continue to establish connections and work with local organizations, individuals and institutions to extend museum education services to a wider community,” McCartt-Jackson said in the release.

Former director Waters will remain on staff in the education department.