Emily Saich, Adjunct Faculty
For more than fifteen years, Emily Saich has collaborated with cultural institutions to create unique visitor experiences and informal learning opportunities. She has managed design, development, and exhibit fabrication for projects at children’s museums, science and nature centers, historic sites, hospitals, zoos, aquariums, and botanic gardens. She consulted on the design and development of Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site’s Prisons Today: Questions in the Age of Mass Incarceration, which garnered the American Alliance of Museum’s Excellence in Exhibition award in 2017. Ms. Saich recently managed design development and fabrication of Parkopolis for the Temple University Infant and Child Laboratory, a playful learning environment for children that fosters Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) and reasoning skills and participated in the realization of the Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center, an experiential museum revealing authentic stories of underground railroad freedom seekers and abolitionists. In her current role, as Senior Manager of Exhibitions Projects for the Monterey Bay Aquarium, Ms. Saich builds and manages effective project teams to create exhibitions that inspire conservation of the ocean.
Ms. Saich presents at the University of the Arts, American Public Gardens Association, and the PA Museums Conference, and serves on the advisory board of the Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Creek Watershed Partnership. Ms. Saich earned her BA in Studio Art from Humboldt State University and her MFA from Temple University’s Tyler School of Art.