Director and Artisans

Lynette Aznavourian, Museum Director

Lynette Aznavourian, a life-long resident of Arlington, has worked in both small and large nonprofit organizations in the Boston area, where she focused on public relations, marketing and program development efforts. She has worked at the Old Schwamb Mill managing public relations and communications programming since 2015, resulting in increased visibility within the community. Previously, she worked at the Massachusetts Cultural Council, Historic Newton, and the Archeological Institute of America, overseeing media relations and publications production. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Tufts University and a master’s degree from Boston University College of Communication.

David W. Graf, Frame Artisan & Wood Turner

Based in Kittery Point, Maine, David has been created beautiful hand-turned oval frames using a variety of wood species for more than 25 years. He also specializes in tower clock maintenance and repair and has worked on clocks nationwide.

Melissa Carr, Frame Artisan Apprentice

Melissa is the owner of Masterwork Conservation, which works with major museums and other clients to restore furniture, Asian laqure and sculpture. She is working one-on-one with David Graf to learn the art of making Schwamb frames.