Emily Holtrop

Emily Holtrop is the Director of Learning & Interpretation at the Cincinnati Art Museum. With over seventeen years of museum education experience, Ms. Holtrop has worked in the Division of Learning & Interpretation at the museum since 2002 as the former assistant curator for school and teacher programs. Now she oversees the museum’s interpretive and educational programming including school and teacher, youth and family, and adult programs, as well as ensuring that the museum creates and implements educational programs of the highest quality that will fulfill its mission by attracting and retaining diverse audiences. Before coming to the museum, Ms. Holtrop was the Education Outreach Coordinator for the Historical Museum of Southern Florida and the Caribbean, now History Miami. In 2013-17, Ms. Holtrop was named the Museum Education Division Director-Elect then Director for the National Art Education Association. Ms. Holtrop holds an A.A. in Art History from Grand Rapids Community College, a B.A. in Public History/Museum Studies from Western Michigan University and an M.A. in Architectural History from the University College of London-Bartlett School of Architecture.