About Tania Said
Tania Said (TAH-nee-uh SYD) is the director of education at the David Owsley Museum of Art at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. She leads the development of educational programs by facilitating access and learning for adults, including college students, teachers, and docents; schools and other youth organizations; and families through museum interpretation, public programs, and tours. In 2019, the Mayor’s Arts Educator Award was bestowed on her. In 2012, she was also awarded the Indiana Art Museum Educator of the Year by the Art Education Association of Indiana.
Her earlier career includes community services manager at the Smithsonian Center for Education and Museum Studies, director of the Bead Museum, and other positions at the Corcoran Gallery of Art\Washington Project for the Arts, Institute of Museum and Library Services, Corporation for National Service, and American Alliance of Museums in Washington, DC.
She is a Museum Assessment Program peer reviewer for the American Alliance of Museums and previously served as a board member of both the Art Education Association of Indiana and the Museum Education Roundtable. Ms. Said is currently the co-president of the Muncie Art Students League and she also serves on the boards of the Ross Community Center and Women in Business Unlimited (WIBU), and is a member of Reconciliation Achieved through Community Engagement (RACE).
Ms. Said holds an M.A. in Museum Studies with concentrations in Museum Management & Leadership and Material and Visual Culture from The George Washington University and a B.A. in Telecommunications & Art History with honors from Ball State University.
In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, yoga, reading, and time with her husband and son.
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