For Immediate Release

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The Gibbes Museum of Art Names Rebecca Williams as Education and Outreach Coordinator

(October 17, 2008 - Charleston, SC) – The Gibbes Museum of Art is pleased to announce that Rebecca Williams has been named Education and Outreach Coordinator. Ms. Williams joins the Gibbes from the Dee Norton Lowcountry Children’s Center where she served as Child Abuse School Liaison. Prior to her position with the Dee Norton Lowcountry Children’s Center, Williams worked as an Accounting Specialist for William M. Bird & Company and as a First Grade Teacher for both Bell’s Crossing Elementary School and Simpsonville Elementary School in Simpsonville, South Carolina.

As Education and Outreach Coordinator at the Gibbes, Williams looks forward to strengthening the Gibbes’ Education Department across all curriculum standards as well as bringing in more tour groups and organizations to visit the museum. According to Williams, “The Gibbes has so much to offer students of all age levels. Every year it seems to be harder and harder for teachers to take their students out of the classroom and my goal is to work with community leaders to make the Gibbes more accessible and desirable to both public and private entities. Everyone should be able to visit the Gibbes Museum of Art for all its history, beauty, and learning opportunities.”

Ms. Williams received her Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from Clemson University in 2001 and is a Board Member of the Charitable Society of Charleston.

Established as the Carolina Art Association in 1858, the Gibbes Museum of Art opened its doors to the public in 1905. 

Located in Charleston’s historic district, the Gibbes houses a premier collection of over 10,000 works of fine art, principally American works with a Charleston or Southern connection and presents special exhibitions annually. In addition, the museum offers an extensive complement of public programming and educational outreach initiatives.

As the aesthetic heart of the Lowcountry, the Gibbes serves the community by stimulating creative expression, increasing economic vitality through tourism, and improving the region’s superb quality of life.

135 Meeting Street * Charleston, SC * 29401