November 5, 2020
Lyman Allyn Art Museum
Press Contact: Rebecca Dawson, Director of Communications
860.443.2545 ext. 2112 / [email protected]


New London – The Lyman Allyn Art Museum is pleased to announce the appointment of Ellen Anderson of Stonington as its new Director of Development. Ellen comes to the Lyman Allyn with a wealth of experience, having spent over 30 years working in advancement, development, and fundraising. She assumed her new position with the Lyman Allyn on Oct. 20.

“We are thrilled to welcome Ellen as the new Director of Development,” said the Museum Director Sam Quigley. “We’re confident her experiences will help the Lyman Allyn grow not only financially, but also in broadening the Museum’s reach into the community.”

Anderson, a graduate of Colby College, is a longtime resident of southeastern Connecticut. She began her career at the Williams College—Mystic Seaport Maritime Studies Program in the Admissions and Alumni Relations Departments. Later, as the Senior Major Gift Officer at Connecticut College, she secured support through major gift proposals, planned giving vehicles and annual fund commitments to achieve advancement goals. Most recently, Anderson worked as the Director of Parent & Family Leadership Giving at Connecticut College, where she executed engagement strategies for parents and families to promote philanthropic support of the College.

“I am excited to join the Lyman Allyn team and am eager to jump in full-time to continue deepening and broadening the Museum’s impact within our community,” said Anderson, who will oversee fundraising initiatives, focus on building existing and new audiences, and expand the Museum’s planned giving programs.

For more information, please contact Rebecca Dawson at 860.443.2545 ext.2112 or at [email protected].

About the Lyman Allyn Art Museum
The Lyman Allyn Art Museum welcomes visitors from New London, southeastern Connecticut and all over the world. Established in 1926 by a gift from Harriet Allyn in memory of her seafaring father, the Museum opened the doors of its beautiful neo-classical building surrounded by 12 acres of green space in 1932. Today it presents a number of changing exhibitions each year and houses a fascinating collection of over 17,000 objects from ancient times to the present; artworks from Africa, Asia, the Americas and Europe, with particularly strong collections of American paintings, decorative arts and Victorian toys and doll houses.


The museum is located at 625 Williams Street, New London, Connecticut, exit 83 off I-95. The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, Sundays 1:00 – 5:00 pm; closed Mondays and major holidays. For more information call 860.443.2545, ext. 2129 or visit us on Facebook or the web at:

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