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Museum losing its executive director

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Elln Hagney, executive director of the Charles River Museum of Industry and Innovation, will be leaving her position on Thursday. In an e-mail to museum patrons, Hagney announced that she is moving to Sarasota, Fla., in search of a warmer climate and new career opportunities. Hagney joined the museum’s staff in 2008 as a program developer before being named operations manager, and then executive director in 2011. In a telephone interview, Hagney said she has fulfilled her job of putting the museum on the map with events like the Watch City Festival, a celebration of all things steampunk that she said museum and city officials have promised to continue, as well as an annual food and wine festival. Hagney said she also helped revitalize the museum after the March 2011 floods, which caused $500,000 in damage to the Moody Street building and displays. The museum raised almost all the money to make repairs, she said. Hagney said the museum will soon be up for Community Preservation Act funding of over $100,000 to upgrade handicap accessibility. Hagney said museum officials are searching for a new executive director, and she is confident that her replacement will continue strengthening the museum’s programs and image. For more information on the museum and its upcoming events and exhibits, visit www.crmi.org.

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