Adirondack Experience, the Museum on Blue Mountain Lake has announced that Cheryl Braunstein has been hired as a Director of Interpretation.
Braunstein comes to Blue Mountain Lake from Washington DC where she had been working at the Smithsonian’s National Zoological Park since 2005. Most recently, she served as that organization’s Manager of Exhibit Planning and Development.
At the zoo she was responsible for the popular American Trail exhibition among other major projects. American Trail uses a tidepool-themed water play area, life-size models, and an immersive film by award-winning cinematographer Bob Talbot to “transport” visitors to the Pacific Coast.
Braunstein, who holds a master’s degree in Environmental Management, has also worked for the Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History, the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, the Field Museum, and the Mauna Kea Astronomy Education Center. At ADKX she will oversee exhibition development, public programming, and PreK-12 offerings.
Major projects she is working on include opening in 2019 the new Paradise Boathouse on Minnow Pond and the newly reinterpreted Boaters’ Paradise Trail leading from the ADKX campus to the boathouse. She is also collaborating with staff on the development of a major new permanent exhibition featuring ADKX’s fine and decorative arts collections that is slated to open in 2021.
For more information on Adirondack Experience, The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake, call (518) 352-7311 or visit their website.