Released October 21, 2020

Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites welcomes new director of communication

INDIANAPOLIS (Oct. 21, 2020) – The Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites has named Marc Allan as director of communication.


He joined the museum system on Sept. 14. He brings more than 35 years of experience in journalism and nearly 15 years of teaching experience to the position.


Allan most recently worked in marketing/communications and taught as an adjunct professor at Butler University in Indianapolis. Prior to his work at Butler, he was a reporter and copy editor for the Indianapolis Star.


Allan earned a bachelor’s degree from Emerson College in Massachusetts, a master’s degree in public-affairs reporting from the University of Illinois at Springfield and a Master of Fine Arts in creative writing from Butler University.


FOR MEDIA: A hi-res photo of Allan can be downloaded here.

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The Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites is a statewide museum system with 12 locations, offering visitors a chance to engage with Indiana’s past and present and see how their actions help shape the future. At each location, visitors are invited to explore big questions and create lasting experiences that will resonate long after each visit ends. Whether interested in art or architecture, history or science, there’s something for everyone and every interest. The Indianapolis museum is located in White River State Park in the heart of downtown Indianapolis. The historic sites are located statewide, stretching from Rome City in northeastern Indiana to Evansville in the southwest.