The new curator of education at Laguna Art Museum will start her job on July 9, officials announced this week.
Marinta Skupin, a native South African, will join the museum's staff after spending four years as director of education at the San Diego History Center.
LAM has hired her to boost its educational programming and engage with the community by building relationships with K-12 schools and other groups offering children's after-school or enrichment programs.
"Like Ed Fosmire, our recently appointed deputy director, Marinta is a tremendous addition to the museum team," Executive Director Malcolm Warner said in a prepared statement. "She is a seasoned professional with experience in all aspects of museum education."
During her tenure at the San Diego History Center, Skupin played a key role in enhancing the visitor experience and strengthening school programs, the release said, noting that K-12 visits to the center's two museum's increased by 68%.