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Discovery Science Place named affiliate of National Gallery of Art

TYLER, April 26, 2013-- Discovery Science Place is now an affiliate of the National Gallery of Art. The National Gallery of Art was created in 1937, by congress to serve the United States of America in a national role by preserving, collecting, exhibiting, and fostering the understanding of works of art, at the highest possible museum and scholarly standards.

Through the affiliate program, Discovery Science Place can now distribute NGA materials to area schools, through on-site museum programs and over television public access channels.

“This is the first of many partnerships we are forging with signature museums throughout the country,” says Phil Lindsey, CEO of Discovery Science Place “The National Gallery of Art was keen to see their resources used to teach STEM based content in a new and unique way. This not only fits our mission of science education, but allows us to use nationally recognized art programs as tools to engage people in ways that had not been previously available to us.”

Discovery Science Place is also in the process of working with the Smithsonian Institution to bring their traveling exhibitions to Discovery Science Place.

“The Board of Directors at Discovery Science Place has charged me with bringing high quality experiences to our community. One of the most resourceful ways to do that is to collaborate with existing entities like National  Gallery of Art, the Smithsonian, and the National Building Museum who all share our goal of bringing science, math, engineering, technology and the arts right here to East Texas.”

The National Gallery of Art materials will be available for use by teachers and community organizations starting this summer.

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