Last month Marie Toner was awarded a Master of Arts Degree in Museum Studies from Johns Hopkins University.
Ms. Toner is the curator of the Pearl S. Buck House, a National Historic Landmark Site, and the exhibit gallery in the Welcome Center at Pearl S. Buck International located in Hilltown, PA.
Previously, Marie earned a BA in Art History from Temple University. She began her employment with Pearl S. Buck International in 2011 and was promoted to the position of curator in 2014.
Janet L. Mintzer, President and CEO of Pearl S. Buck International, commented, “We are delighted with Marie’s accomplishment. The knowledge and mastery she attained through this program will enrich our development of a new tour of the Pearl S. Buck House which will focus on issues important to Pearl S. Buck that are relevant today.”
The new house tour will be unveiled in the fall of 2018.
Ms. Toner commented, “I am so pleased to have received my MA in Museum Studies from Johns Hopkins University. The program has provided me with the knowledge and skills necessary to ensure that we continue to be excellent stewards of the collection and make certain that we continue to serve our visitors by teaching them about the legacy of Pearl S. Buck through cultural appreciation, her own humanitarianism, literary endeavors, and bicultural life. The program has helped me to understand the new and challenging demands of the museum world and what the Pearl S. Buck House and exhibit gallery need to do to be an agent of change in our world.”
PHOTO CAP: Marie Toner