Drury named to state museum’s council board

Denise Drury

Denise Drury

Denise Drury, interim director of the Western Carolina University Fine Art Museum, was recently named to the North Carolina Museums Council board of directors and will serve as arts section chair.

“We are very fortunate to have Denise as our latest arts section chair,” said Perry Hurt, past arts section chair and associate conservator at the North Carolina Museum of Art. “Her boundless energy, enthusiasm and professionalism will certainly make our arts related programming much more vital and interesting.”

As arts section chair, Drury is charged with taking the pulse of what’s happening at art museums across North Carolina and using that information to create programming for the annual meeting and content for the arts section listserv. Drury moderates the recently revived listserv, which enables NCMC arts section members to post questions, comments and suggestions

“I’m honored to be a part of an organization dedicated to creating a sustainable future for North Carolina Museums,” said Drury.

NCMC works to enhance public education by improving the administrative, interpretive and collections practices of museums, historic sites, science centers and related facilities in North Carolina. NCMC also strives to stimulate public support for the work performed by these facilities, and to provide a forum in which council members can exchange ideas, as well as foster cooperation and improved communication with the communities they serve.