50 Over 50: Jamie Quinn

50 Over 50

Jamie Quinn is the first museum professional hired as Executive Director by the FASNY Museum of Firefighting, which has been run as a Museum for firefighters by firefighters since 1925, staffed mainly with volunteers. When Quinn arrived at the Museum, it was basically a warehouse of artifacts with the absence of interpretation, public programming or educational programming of any kind. During her tenure at the Museum, Jamie has curated eight exhibits with interactive components, created an afterschool program, created a summer arts program, secured over $1M in grant funding, and developed the Museum’s first membership program. Chiefly through her leadership and efforts, the Museum was awarded its New York State Absolute Museum Charter, after having previously struggled to attain the Charter.

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