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The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in Los Angeles has appointed Amy Homma, who previously served as acting deputy director of the arts and industries building at the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C., as its first-ever director of education and public engagement. The institution is set to open later this year.

Homma has also previously served as director of digital learning at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C. In her new role, she will oversee the museum’s educational programming and public programs—including lectures, panels, symposia, and gallery talks—and develop ties with local schools. One of the museum’s major education initiatives will be its filmmaking program for teens,

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