Amy Homma has been appointed to the new role of chief audience officer of the Academy Museum effective immediately. She previously held the role of vice president of education and public engagement at the museum.
As chief audience officer, Homma will work to enhance, deepen and evolve the Academy Museum’s overall public and community profile. In addition, she will develop internal and external strategies to affirm and actualize the museum’s commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility. Under her leadership, the museum’s film programs, education and public engagement, community and impact, digital content and strategy, and marketing, communications and group sales teams will strategize and drive meaningful engagement with audiences of all backgrounds, abilities and interests.
“Amy has proven herself to be a skillful, forward-thinking, and inspiring leader since she began at the museum in 2019, and I look forward to seeing her and her teams thrive in this new capacity,” director and president of the Academy Museum Jacqueline Stewart said. “As a seasoned programmer, educator, and administrator who brings a deep knowledge of audience engagement and museology, Amy is the ideal person to steer our museum’s next chapter of external relations.”
“I am both thrilled and humbled to step into the role of chief audience officer of the Academy Museum,” Homma said. “In its first year of public operation, the museum established itself as an essential destination to experience, discuss and connect with cinema. I am eager to work across teams to further develop the museum’s impact and commitment to local, national and global audiences through a visitor-centered approach.”
Before her time at the Academy Museum, Homma was the acting deputy director of the Arts & Industries Building at the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., where she created innovative pan-institutional and multi-disciplinary public programs, including a 12-hour conversation series that brought together noted writers, musicians, scientists, technologists and other experts in numerous arenas. As director of digital learning at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, she created a diverse range of education programs for all ages focused on learning, collaboration and experimentation and established an internationally recognized education studio with distinctive arts programming, including the museum’s signature teen program. She also initiated a partnership with the National Museum of Natural History to demonstrate the power of teaching art and science together, and oversaw the development of education efforts for teachers, families, schools, youth and adults.
The Academy Museum is located at 6067 Wilshire Blvd. For information, visit academymuseum.org.
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