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Oakland Museum of California Appoints New Communications Manager Lindsay Wright

(OAKLAND, CA)—The Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) announces Lindsay Wright as its new Communications Manager, effective in April.

Wright joins OMCA with extensive experience in strategic public relations and communications. In her former position as the PR & Communications Manager at Visit Oakland, Wright was responsible for promoting Oakland as a travel destination, working with local, national, and international media to highlight the city’s neighborhoods, restaurants, and attractions, including OMCA. In this position, Wright also led several editorial projects, including the launch of Visit Oakland’s guidebook and the organization’s first-ever blog platform. Most recently, Wright established a successful freelance communcations business with clients including Berkeley Art Center, Edible Excursions, Virgin Atlantic, and Visit California.

“With Lindsay’s depth of experience and familiarity with Oakland and OMCA, we are thrilled that she will now be joining our team,” says Director, Communications & Audience Development Kelly Koski. “Our 2016 exhibition schedule includes many timely topics for our community and state, and  Lindsay’s experience will be a great asset to the Museum as we work with our media partners to connect readers with these thought-provoking exhibitions and programs.”

Named a “30 under 30 Leader” by CalTravel for two consecutive years, Lindsay is a graduate of California State University, Chico, with a degree in Journalism and focus in Public Relations. In her new role at OMCA, Lindsay will lead all publicity efforts for exhibitions, programs, and events. In addition, she will be the new Editor of Inside Out, OMCA’s triannual publication for members and donors.

“The Oakland Museum of California has truly blossomed as a leading cultural hub in the Bay Area, providing engaging and interpretive experiences through the collections, exhibitions, and community programming,” said Wright. “I am so excited to join such a forward-thinking institution to promote the many stories of California and our community in Oakland.”

Lindsay Wright can be reached at 510-318-8467 and [email protected].

The Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) brings together collections of art, history and natural science under one roof to tell the extraordinary stories of California and its people. OMCA’s groundbreaking exhibits tell the many stories that comprise California with many voices, often drawing on first-person accounts by people who have shaped California’s cultural heritage. Visitors are invited to actively participate in the Museum as they learn about the natural, artistic, and social forces that affect the state and investigate their own role in both its history and its future. With more than 1.9 million objects, OMCA is a leading cultural institution of the Bay Area and a resource for the research and understanding of California’s dynamic cultural and environmental heritage.

The Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) is at 1000 Oak Street, at 10th Street, in Oakland. Museum admission is $15.95 general; $10.95 seniors and students with valid ID, $6.95 youth ages 9 to 17, and free for Members and children 8 and under. OMCA offers onsite underground parking and is conveniently located one block from Lake Merritt BART station, on the corner of 10th Street and Oak Street. The accessibility ramp is located at the 1000 Oak Street main entrance to the Museum.

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